Saturday, December 7th, 2019

of a huge playground slide and the best Christmases ever. By Joey Kennedy I never went through one of those phases where I thought girls were icky. In kindergarten and first grade, Becky Hebert was my girlfriend. I do not know if Becky Hebert was aware of this, but I thought she was. I’d chase… Read More

Lauren’s Brain Tumor Journey Ends

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

She inspired those who witnessed her courage.

Triggering America

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

I believe in the Second Amendment’s promise: Americans have a right to bear arms. That’s part of our nation’s culture.
People who don’t particularly appreciate or respect my left-leaning ideology, though, call me a “libtard” who just wants to take away their firearms.

In the Heat of the Night. And Day.

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

It’s so hot.

Gun Sense Not Gun Control

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

At no point during my time as a public school student did we have active shooter drills.

The Friendly City In Which We Live

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Birmingham is a big city with big-city problems. That’s not what this column is about. Instead, as we look at Birmingham’s challenges, we also must look at Birmingham’s successes.

Loving the Coffee Culture

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

More than just a hot cup of Joe.

“D” is for Disaster

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Grades were a serious business at our house.

It’s Not a Fail if You Survive

Monday, April 1st, 2019

The scars of childhood. By Joey Kennedy There is a video series I regularly watch on YouTube called “Fail Army.” Mostly, it consists of clip after clip of people—women, men, girls, boys—falling while skiing, or biking, or running, or while trying to do those impossible standing back flips, or just showing off while drunk. My… Read More

A Surprise for Mom and Dad

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Happy birthday to me. By Joey Kennedy At the suggestion of a student, I play music before the start time of my English classes at UAB to get them in the “write” mood. As students walk in to take their seats, the halls are alive with the sound of music. Some of the music is… Read More

When Truth Becomes Fiction

Monday, February 4th, 2019

The memories of family. By Joey Kennedy These frustrating days of “fake news” and “alternative facts” aren’t just coming from a president who is a clear blight on our nation. That, by the way, isn’t fake news. These weird anti-fact, anti-truth anomalies extend even to the family level, to the very core of personal relationships…. Read More