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Komen Alabama Race for the Cure

October 16, 2011


Yesterday, I ran the Komen Alabama Race for the Cure 5K in Birmingham. This week’s Sunday Sign on The Ben Franklin FolliesĀ  is dedicated to the Komen Race for the Cure. More than 16,000 people ran or walked in the Komen Alabama Race for the Cure this year. I ran my first Komen Alabama 5K […]

Finer Grind Coffee Roasters

August 27, 2011


When it comes to specialty coffees, Birmingham, Alabama has one of the finest micro-roasters in the nation: Woody Wiginton’s Finer Grind. Yesterday, I ran across this review of seven top independent coffee roasters on Cool Hunting. Actually, @cutigerash tweeted the link, so I took a look. And I remembered that I’d planned to do a […]

Alabama Social Media Association: The Junto for Social Media

July 12, 2011


Earlier this year, several of my friends and professional acquaintances recognized the need for a professional organization committed to sharing knowledge and best practices in the realm of social media for business and nonprofit purposes. They showed initiative and established the Alabama Social Media Association, Inc., or ALsocme, for short. One of Benjamin Franklin’s greatest […]

Food Culture: Pete’s Famous Hot Dogs & Gus Koutroulakis

July 9, 2011


I rarely eat hot dogs and I never visited Pet’s Famous Hot Dogs in downtown Birmingham. But the story of Gus Koutroulakis and the life he devoted to serving up some of the most popular hot dogs in the country is legendary. And touching. I admire anyone who cares enough about their work to do […]

Ignite Birmingham 1: Connecting-the-dots

June 12, 2010


I am honored to have had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Ignite Birmingham event held Thursday, April 29, 2010. As I listened to the other talks throughout the evening I began to realize that most of them featured themes or ideas that were compatible with points I planned to touch on in my […]