B—Curious


It’s Not a Fail if You Survive

Monday, April 1st, 2019

The scars of childhood. By Joey Kennedy There is a video series I regularly watch on YouTube called “Fail Army.” Mostly, it consists of clip after clip of people—women, men, girls, boys—falling while skiing, or biking, or running, or while trying to do those impossible standing back flips, or just showing off while drunk. My… Read More

A Surprise for Mom and Dad

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Happy birthday to me. By Joey Kennedy At the suggestion of a student, I play music before the start time of my English classes at UAB to get them in the “write” mood. As students walk in to take their seats, the halls are alive with the sound of music. Some of the music is… Read More

When Truth Becomes Fiction

Monday, February 4th, 2019

The memories of family. By Joey Kennedy These frustrating days of “fake news” and “alternative facts” aren’t just coming from a president who is a clear blight on our nation. That, by the way, isn’t fake news. These weird anti-fact, anti-truth anomalies extend even to the family level, to the very core of personal relationships…. Read More

Another Year to Celebrate

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

The best year ever?

Yuletide

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Not Yogatide, Please. By Joey Kennedy It’s the Christmas season, and for most of the month, we’ll be dropping hints to our loved ones about what gift(s) we might like under the tree, if we have one, or in the stocking, if we don’t have a tree (the Kennedy Compound). Veronica and I can’t put up… Read More

Liking the Stuffing Out of Dressing

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

It’s Thanksgiving season, friends. The important debate is this: Dressing or stuffing?

Scary

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

For Halloween, one pumpkin just won’t do.

Lauren’s Brain Tumor Journey

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Even without the brain tumor, Lauren Beck isn’t a typical 13-year-old girl. By Joey Kennedy The brain tumor is there, yes, attached to the thalamus in the left ventricle of her brain. The tumor has, of course, altered her young life forever. The headaches and nausea and balance issues are physical symptoms. Living every day… Read More

The Wedding

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

My daughter is tying the knot

There’s No Place Like Birmingham

Friday, June 29th, 2018

When I moved from Louisiana to Alabama 41 years ago, I didn’t know much about Birmingham.

Canine City

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

A Dog’s Purpose