The Reality of Climate Change

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Dr. James B. McClintock weighs in. By Joey Kennedy We’re in the first full month of spring 2018. In Alabama, we know what that can mean: We’re in the season of terrific thunderstorms, of destructive straight-line winds, of tornadoes. My wife and I hadn’t lived in Birmingham long when we had one of these severe… Read More

Achieving the Impossible

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Timothy Alexander is an MPV at UAB.
By Joey Kennedy

A Man of Faith

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Bless My Heart

By Joey Kennedy

My first exposure to faith scared me to death. I was four years old. Even at that age, I was curious.

A New Year is Here 

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Yay. By Joey Kennedy Good riddance, 2017. Welcome, 2018. And, thank God. I hope when you look back on 2017, it’ll be a look back at joy. And wonderful events, milestones, celebrations. Veronica and my 2017 was torture. We lost four dogs in 2017: Onslow (pug), Elton (jug), Mary (bug), and Casey (pug). It was… Read More

Christmas Wishes and Wants

Friday, December 1st, 2017

But not before Thanksgiving, please. By Joey Kennedy Before Halloween, my wife, Veronica, and I visited a local department store and it had already put up its Christmas displays. Trees and tinsel and lights and, yes, Christmas music. Before Halloween. Come on, folks. Why so early? I’m not so curious about Christmas that I need… Read More

A New Mayor For a New Era

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

By Joey Kennedy // Photo by Chuck St. John I’ve lived in Birmingham for 35 years. I mean, literally, Birmingham. My wife and I have never lived outside the city’s boundaries. We’ve lived on the East side of Birmingham, on the Southwest side, and now we live on Southside, a few blocks behind UAB, where we’ve owned… Read More

A Storm is Brewing

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The reality of climate change By Joey Kennedy The storms. They’re coming, and they’re bigger than ever. Climate change deniers can say storms aren’t getting worse, that the pattern has repeated itself since forever. That we’ve always had droughts like we’re having today. That the oceans have always worked to balance themselves. That, dear readers,… Read More

Out of a Blaze

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The Phoenix returns as a dragon. By Joey Kennedy The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees and UAB President Ray Watts thought Blazer football would disappear with barely a sizzle.  But Blaze isn’t a fire-breathing dragon for nothing. Two years after the trustees and Watts forced UAB to end its football program, the Blazers… Read More

I Teach and I Learn

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

There’s no better profession for a curious person.
By Joey Kennedy

I Was a Juvenile Delinquent

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Maybe. By Joey Kennedy

Grief Is Grief

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

No matter the source.