Tag Archives: Alabama

A salute to Alabama’s landmark “Liberty Bell” village

Every now and then you learn a new tidbit about American history or a unique aspect of community planning lore. The subject of this blogpost would certainly qualify as both. During World War I, the United States was looking to … Continue reading

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Muscle Shoals – a powerhouse of hit music

Muscle Shoals, Alabama is not the typical place one would expect music elite to record their songs and albums. More often, one thinks of Los Angeles, Nashville, or New York City for such an endeavor. But, this smallish metropolitan area … Continue reading

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“The Newspaper Boy” – a helpful remedy when losing hope

Spoiler Alert: While I try not to reveal too much about details contained within the book, there are undoubtedly some aspect of spoilers contained within this post. If you prefer to read the book first without knowing too much about … Continue reading

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I don’t give a flip about the BCS championship game

LSU versus Alabama. How nauseating. I refuse to watch this game and hope it gets miniscule ratings. There is no logical reason why two teams from the same conference should be playing this game when the opponents are “chosen” versus … Continue reading

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