Hey, Nice Buts!
For my July Off The Field Column for Birmingham Magazine, I interviewed some of the good folks from a local running group known as B.U.T.S. Short for the Birmingham Ultra Trail Society, this group of runners forgo running on concrete and asphalt, choosing to run through the woods instead. They regularly run insanely long distances as well. Races of 50 to 100 miles are common, however the men and women of B.U.T.S., and their fellow trail runners, are some of the most laid back and easy gong athletes you’ll ever meet. They actually make running without a ball and a goal of some sort to put it in sound fun.
Tailgating With Style
I’ve been a writer of sports and sports-related topics for almost 20 years now, but this is a first. In the current issue of Tailgater Monthly I interviewed Danielle Rollins, a writer, blogger, lifestyle expert, entertainer, and author of the book Soiree. I don’t normally find myself writing about the world of entertaining and lifestyles, but this story was a lot of fun and Danielle exhibited tons of patience with me during our interview. She’s made this crusty 42-year-old interested in breaking out the fine china when football season kicks off in a few weeks. I also realize I have to get to Virginia to see the Foxfield Races before I die.
The front of the Tutwiler Hotel, downtown Birminhham. Image created with #Snapseed #downtown #BirminghamAla #tutwilerhotel
The old Dari Delite in downtown Clanton, Alabama. Image created with #Snapseed #ClantonAla #oldschool #vintage #roadsideamerica
The Truth About Diabetes
In January 1988 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a little more than a month shy of my 17 birthday. Twenty-five years later, almost to the day, my youngest daughter was diagnosed one month after her eighth birthday. I also have a sister and a niece with type 1 diabetes as well. To say we’re sick and tired of this disease is a vast understatement.
This article, published in the June 2014 issue of B-Metro in Birmingham, Alabama, is part first-person account of my family’s struggles with the disease, as well as a comprehensive look at how the medical and diabetes advocacy community in Birmingham are working to treat, cure, and support Type 1 and type 2 diabetics throughout the city.
My Off The Field sports column for the June issue Birmingham Magazine is a piece on a good friend of mine, Sherry Colgin. After a health scare forced her to retire from her career as a successful hand surgeon, Sherry discovered her true calling isn’t in the operating room at all but in the swimming pool.
Another World Cup another four-year wait for American dominance. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing this Julian Green kid develop before my very eyes. Who is he and where did he come from? Click the link to learn more.
A Brazilian man dies after suffering a heart attack while watching the host nation defeat Chile in penalty kicks, 3-2.
My first post at AllVoices.com, a short news item about Michael Bradley’s vote of confidence from U.S. Men’s Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann.