Archive for August, 2011

Dog Days | The Lazy Toddler | Bailey Loves Melissa

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Dog Days Dear Micah, My son got a dog as a birthday present.  Against my wishes by the way.  Anyway, it is his responsibility to make sure the dog is fed and walked?  You can probably guess where this is going.  How can I teach my son to take care of his pet responsibly? Hilda… Read More

Business Electronics Contest

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Please fill out the form below to win a stress free night out on the town, just another way Business Electronics wants to help you Relax Your night out will include limo transportation to and from the restaurant Ocean.

The Business Electronics Promise

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Honest Lease Guarantee We Believe in honest leases and total transparency. We always notify customers at the end of leases and we’ll pick up end of lease equipment with no service charge. We are fast. Our average time from dispatch to arrival of a tech is under an hour. It is important to us that you… Read More


Monday, August 8th, 2011

A SCIENTIFIC CASE A dear friend, mentor and colleague, Bill Lewis used to rhetorically ponder the following question with skeptical clients: “If every bottle of Coca Cola, every bottling facility, all the jugs of secret-special syrup, in fact if the secret recipe itself – stored according to legend in a vault in Atlanta – were … Read More

How to Build a Mafia

Monday, August 8th, 2011

At the bottom of my 20-something page document, each branding my “AOZ” initials, a few full signatures and a whole lot of dates, came a separation. I, being of married body, became one in singular form again. With that, I also “divorced” a set of parents, a sister and brother-in-law and other assorted family and… Read More


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

One More Tool in Your Social Toolbox For starters, get your head around the fact that all of these social networking sites are tools. They may be tools for your social life – meaning: how you connect with your friends, how you invite them to parties, how you stay in touch with what’s happening in your… Read More

Magic City Mix

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

click the highlighted links to play the tracks: City Sparks performed by Dead Snares Warm Beer and Sympathy performed by Delicate Cutters Strange Love performed by Jason Brouwer Hey Midas, That’s Fantastic performed by Vulture Whale While You Were Bathing performed by 13 Ghosts Devil Suit performed by Through the Sparks Coat of Arms performed… Read More

Catching Flak | The Big Shot | Back-Up Love

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Catching Flak Dear Micah I know a lot of moms get a bunch of flack for choosing to stay home with the kids and a lot get it over choosing to work, but what about moms like me who stay home but also have help?  I have two children under the age of 5 and… Read More

For the Love of Music

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Inside the hard-working bands of Birmingham. by Sam George         Photography by Liesa Cole  Produced by Tony Rodio Birmingham doesn’t do rock stars. We aren’t the next “it” city, and we don’t have a “sound.” People don’t move to Birmingham to get famous and launch their careers. Don’t get me wrong, there’s more great music being… Read More

Start A Business

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Take a risk/ Get a plan/ Hire some people/ Save the economy We spoke with local entrepreneurs about the pitfalls and triumphs of becoming your own boss and how to make it happen. By Jesse Chambers An entrepreneur, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is “a person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for… Read More

Garage Bands

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Musicians find a  haven at Uncle Bob’s  storage units. Photography by Zade Shamsi-Basha Driving down Valley Avenue in Birmingham, you pass an unassuming blue sign for Uncle Bob’s Self Storage nestled between Nixon Electric and U.S Automotive Services. To the average passerby, Uncle Bob’s small blue sign doesn’t warrant any further exploration. However, for the… Read More