A sign at Bridge Street Town Centre in Huntsville, AL when stores reopened in July 2020. (Kelly Kazek) Businesses closed in March 2020 near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to try to prevent its spread. I gathered photos from local places to have my own record of this strange time and I wrote several… Continue reading Here are some of your thoughts on the pandemic, 2.5 years later
Reed Books and Museum of Fond Memories, Birmingham, Ala. (Kelly Kazek) I’ve written before about what I would grab from my house in the event of a fire, besides any humans, pets and important documents, of course. The main thing would be my signed copy of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which was a birthday gift… Continue reading You need to see Reed Books and Museum of Fond Memories
In July, I took a quick road trip. I was randomly driving around downtown Birmingham and came across one of my favorite Alabama giants: Miss Electra. She is perched atop the historic Alabama Power Building, which is a work of art in its own right. I pulled over to take a photo of Electra, although… Continue reading See Miss Electra, one of Alabama’s giants, up close
I remember where I was when I heard Elvis Presley had died, which puts me into that dwindling group of people who recall life when a living, breathing King walked among us. I was only 12 years old, but I remember. I remember because my mother cried. I remember we were visiting Grandmother Caldwell and… Continue reading Should you see the new movie ‘Elvis?’
This morning as I was drinking my cup of coffee, I was doing my Saturday morning ritual of looking around the house at everything that needed to be cleaned or dusted. The blinds needed dusting, of course. And the end tables. And the baseboards were coated. And the bottom of the wooden island … and… Continue reading Do other ‘intelligent’ life forms have to clean their toilets?