9/11/2001: It’s Been 15 Years, or Yesterday

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The 9/11 attacks were among those moments seared into our minds: We know where we were when we heard.

Amazing Grace: We Might Not See it in Politicians, But We All Need It

Monday, August 1st, 2016

You don’t have to be a person of faith to show grace. And truly, there are plenty of religious people who don’t show grace, either.

Oh, Birmingham. You Could Have Been Orlando.

Friday, July 1st, 2016

You could have been Orlando.

A Bucket Filled with Life

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Why do we make bucket lists?

By Joey Kennedy

Mother’s Day Confessions

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

I have a confession: I tried to smother my mother-in-law.

Put Your Paws Together

Friday, April 1st, 2016

It’s a Magic City for companion animals, too.

60 is Super

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Sixty. I turn 60 years old this month. On March 28, I will have survived six decades.


Monday, February 1st, 2016

What has happened to journalism? In Birmingham, at least, what has happened is that journalism is dead.

Uncertain Times

Friday, January 1st, 2016

We do start 2016 in uncertain times. As of this writing, the end of 2015 was punctuated with terrorist events all over the world.

The Christmas Blahs

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

December is here, so it’s time for a Christmas column. I know, it’s cliché, but c’mon, Christmas dominates December. Heck, it dominates most of November. Still, these are the hardest columns for me to write.

Driving Miss O’Hara

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

I have a play date every Friday with two older women. Get your mind out of the gutter. This play date is with my wife and a former colleague and close friend from The Birmingham News.