Monthly Archives: July 2013

What I’m Reading… Vanity Fair on The Legal Fight Over Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

“To Steal a Mockingbird?” by Mark Seal Vanity Fair August 2013 pages 108 – 113; 132 – 136 http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2013/07/battle-harper-lee-to-kill-a-mockingbird It’s hard to admit it, but most books are disposable. A decade after publication, most have long since been relegated to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading… Steve Flowers on Alabama’s 2014 Elections

“Let the silly season of the elections begin” by Steve Flowers The Islander July 26, 2013 pages 4A & 5A http://www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/opinion/columnists/steve_flowers/article_74498e30-f554-11e2-89a9-001a4bcf887a.html Steve Flowers, a four-term Alabama state senator, writes one of the best columns on events at the Alabama statehouse. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading… Willie Nelson on Lance Armstrong

“Funny Bones” by George Ridder The Mullet Wrapper Issue – July 24 – August 7, 2013 page 18 Link – http://mulletwrapper.net/columnists-3/funny-bones/ Normally, I like to use this blog to ponder weighty, philosophical issues. But I came across this joke in … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – The Mullet Wrapper on “Church” at the Flora-Bama

“Flora-Bama’s Worship At the Water celebrates 2nd anniversary” by Fran Thompson The Mullet Wrapper Issue – July 10-24, 2013 pages 16-17 http://mulletwrapper.net/2013/07/flora-bamas-worship-at-the-water-celebrates-2nd-anniversary-2/ The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package has been described as the world’s greatest honky-tonk. Straddling the Alabama-Florida line, it’s … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – The New York Times Magazine on Euthanasia

“A Life or Death Situation” by Robin Marantz Henig The New York Times Magazine July 21, 2013 pages – 26 through 33, 42, & 50 To me, the Sunday New York Times was a little disappointing this week. There just … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading… The New York Times on Doubting Mormons

“Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt” by Laurie Goodstein The New York Times July 21, 2013 pages A1 & A4 If you’re not a Mormon, it’s tempting to think that all Latter Day Saints march in lockstep. But … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading… Senator Vivian Davis Figures on Racism in Alabama’s GOP

“Senator: Won’t apologize for racism remark” by Charles J. Dean Mobile Press-Register July 19, 2013 page 13A http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/07/sen_figures_to_gop_i_will_apol.html#incart_most-comments While speaking in a Birmingham suburb Tuesday night, state Senator Vivian Davis Figures set off a controversy when an audience member asked … Continue reading

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