Southern Humidity and Big Hair Problems

This Alabama humidity is about to get on my last nerve. It didn’t get near dark enough yesterday during that so-called eclipse to hide whatever freestyle, Brillo pad interpretation my hair decided to attempt. I know it’s frustrating listening to people fuss about the weather. I’m usually the first one to snatch a knot in…

Crazy as a Soup Sandwich: One

Birmingham Man Released from Hospital After Drinking Unsweet Tea at Southside Restaurant A Birmingham man was released from St. Vincent’s Hospital this morning after a touch-and-go night in the Emergency Room. Rapid responders were called to the scene of a Southside restaurant Thursday evening where Lee Hightower and his wife, Geneva, had planned to enjoy…

Drive Like Your Kids Live Here

Before I get too far into this, let me state for the record: I do not have children, biological or otherwise. There were a few vague months spent in Mississippi back in the mid-90s which I can’t account for with complete accuracy. But I’m pretty sure that I didn’t give birth during that time. I…

Banana Handling Class

The three of us sat around the kitchen table doing our best to ignore each other when Eliot came hobbling in and said, “I’m going to be teaching a banana handling class today.” My sister, who usually doesn’t say anything until she’s finished her first cup of morning coffee, looked at her middle son and,…