Archive for June, 2012

A Heart that will be Broken | Handling Death | The Things We Say

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

A Heart That Will Be Broken Dear Micah, My daughter is obsessed with her boyfriend to the point that she turns against her father and me if we so much as say one negative thing about him.   Her friends have told me that he’s really a player.  They don’t like him at all.  She’s… Read More

B-Metro’s A-List Weddings

Friday, June 15th, 2012

A Wedding in Paradise By Lesley DeCastro Vedel Greg and I knew we wanted to have a private destination wedding (meaning only Greg and I made the trip) from the beginning of our engagement; luckily he let me pick the location. I have been in love with Turtle Island, Fiji from the moment I saw… Read More

A Colorful Path

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Children’s of Alabama chaplain, Brett Vebber, found his own way to do God’s work in a place that felt strangely like home. By Rosalind Fournier On the day a pastor is ordained, you would expect friends, family, and church members to be in attendance to observe this holy occasion. You might not expect clowns. “Some people in the… Read More


Thursday, June 14th, 2012

in Birmingham by way of Russia, Yuri Shapochka finds that a home in the south and a career in film are not mutually exclusive ideas. by jesse chambers   A suicidal video-store clerk must fight to escape a nightmarish game world. Two men wait impatiently in a hospital for a liver  donation, and their competition… Read More


Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Produced and styled by Mindi Shapiro Levine Recipe development and food styling by Marian Cooper Cairns Photography by Mary Britton Senseney Summer and seafood go hand in hand.  Whether you are fishing for red snapper off the coast, shucking raw oysters and eating them fresh or checking your shrimp nets for those delicious Royal Reds,… Read More

Cherish is the Word

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Embrace the abundance that life has given you. By Paget Pizitz I digress, deviate and meander around the point.  I skirt the issue and make amendments to the plan all the time. I take the long way home and ramble on tangents more often than not. I hope that’s why B-Metro continues to allow me to… Read More

One on One June 2012

Friday, June 8th, 2012

People. Talking. This month we bring together a tour de force of creativity in our One on One feature: entertainer Jan D. Hunter and photographer Carolyn Sherer. The discussion centered on the nature of creativity and the temperature and temperament of the Birmingham audience.

Water Sipp’n Succulents

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Dramatic plants that beat the Southern heat. by Charlie Thigpen    Photography by Chuck St. John These thick-leaved plants are the camels of the garden world. Yep, succulents can go several days in the sweltering heat without a drink.   Plus, they seem to have a will of their own.   I recently found that … Read More

B-Yourself: Kathy Rena McKay

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Name: Kathy Rena McKay, although my mother-in-law, Sarah McKay, nicknamed me Kate. I’m primarily called Kate by friends, but will always be “Kat” to my daddy. Age: 42 My hometown: Cordova, Ala. Profession: I have been a registered nurse my whole working career. I have many years of concentrated study and experience in trauma and… Read More

Swann Song

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Artist Michael Swann balances his work on a fine line. by Brett Levine    Photo by Jerry Siegel If Michael Swann is anything, he is humble.  Apart from being a talented musician and woodworker, he is also a highly skilled, highly motivated and very modest visual artist, best known for his allegorical realist paintings and… Read More

Father’s Day Edition

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Brent Thompson and daughter Lowery. by Tracy James Robinson Photography by Chuck St. John Brent Thompson is an only child, as is his father. So it’s no surprise that Brent, a partner at Thompson Financial, and wife Martha, an attorney at Huie Fernanbuq & Stewart, chose to have an only child as well. And what’s… Read More