Archive for May, 2011


New Old Friends | Separating Besties | Mourning Cooper

Friday, May 27th, 2011

New Old Friends Dear Ask Micah, There is an elderly couple that lives on our street and lately I have befriended them.  It started off small, like I would ask if they needed anything from the store when I went and it’s ended up where I go over each day for a little while and… Read More

A Months Past

Friday, May 27th, 2011

I took an emotional hit at the same time life winds blew hardest through the state I call home. It meant something to me, an experience, one of those special “remember what you were doing when” moments that place each of our lives into a timeline. Our timeline. Mine took a hard left on the… Read More

Pinches Tacos

Friday, May 27th, 2011

A slice of L.A. comes to Homewood by Richard James            Photo by Chris Luker The skeletal portraits of the owners are on the walls. Near the front door, the You Are Beautiful graffiti artists worked their magic in a whole new language, Somos Bellos. And Jorge Anaya is whipping up tacos for a guest back… Read More

Typos Happen

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

“What’s your policy on typos,” asked a friend of mine via Facebook chat one day. “Uh. TELL ME RIGHT NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT,” if memory serves, was my answer. I’m not sure who, at some point, decided that being one of those “I can never be corrected” people was healthy, and to be… Read More

A Servant Leader: Nena Sanders

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Nena Sanders, a Servant Leader, Who Leads Nursing Students and Faculty With Passion and Through Inspiration By Kara Kennedy Being a Servant leader is how Nena Sanders defines her role as dean of Samford’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.  This is a role and philosophy that she takes very seriously she told me, especially… Read More

The 6-year-old Civilization

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

This really weird thing has happened. Well, two weird things as Chase is running around the house screaming “i fownd a nudder a-wee-in (alien)! it was in my roooom!” (I’ve only stepped on it twice. I already knew this.) That insane Category 5-year-old Hurricane son of mine? Is morphing (since it is magical) into this…… Read More

Shrimp and Asparagus

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Hot and Hot Fish Club’s Chris Hastings demos a recipe from his cookbook. By Jan Walsh; Photography by Beau Gustafson This month we debut B-Metro magazine’s Prepare column, which will enjoy an additional life as BirminghamRestaurants.com’s “Chefs’ Secrets” online video column! And who better to feature than Chris Hastings who was the very first chef in my… Read More

Mr. & Ms. Young Hot Birmingham Contestants

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Photography by Lindsey Griffin They’re young, they’re hot, they’re professional and they’re making a difference in Birmingham. Five men and five women will compete for prizes and the title of Mr. and Ms. Hot Young Professional all in the name of a good cause. Young professionals who are active in charity efforts throughout the city will be nominated… Read More

Ask Micah 5-6-11

Friday, May 6th, 2011

In the line of Fire Dear Micah, My best friend and her husband fight all the time.  I mean fight too.  He’s shoved her against the wall and I’ve seen her throw stuff at him and I think they’ve hit each other in private.  It’s getting worse and worse.  You’d never think of these two… Read More

Community of Steel

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Tuscaloosa missing: 9. This time last week that number was in the hundreds. I’ve heard a few times now that celebrities, politicians, emergency personnel from other states, and of course, President Obama, have remarked on how Alabama has pulled together like no other. My Facebook feed transformed into a grand central station of rescue efforts… Read More

Tornado Relief

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

B-Metro Storm Update 5/27/11 by Sam George THOSE…GENEROUS…YANKEES: Tuscaloosa native and University of Alabama alum David Robertson may be a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees, but that relief usually comes in the form of blisteringly fast strikes. Now, however, he’s delivering relief in another form by creating a foundation with his wife to… Read More