When I was first curious about the Alabama music industry, I had just met Rick Hall down in Montgomery. He wasn’t very nice, but was no doubt interesting. I found a string, and pulled it. I followed it. I went down the rabbit hole. It took me a few years, but I was waiting on […]Read More Wailing River
Over the past few days since the passage of the infamous Alabama Abortion Bill Ban of 2019, I’ve led a discussion on Facebook about it. The discussion wasn’t always pretty but I’ve had worse. I’ve heard the calls to action and demands of several view points. Not all of whom were indecent. Many watched and […]Read More Alabama. Period.
In my book “Telling Hands” I talk about how I grew up playing in the River. We swam and fished and camped on the river. We had family gatherings on the Tennessee. It’s where I learned to swim and was baptized. You see, Town Creek, Lake Guntersville, and the Tennessee River all come together right […]Read More The River and Waters
Yesterday, my sons and I had a long discussion about our family tree. I think its very cool and works as a great teaching tool when it comes to learning about history. The early colonial Americans caught Native Americans, caged them like Animals and shipped them overseas as slaves. This is a point of slavery […]Read More Freedom and Slavery
A man from here served something like twenty years. He had gone after a rapist and beat him to death. He never tried to hide it and I was never afraid of him. He appreciated that I was keeping the home town alive. So, he’d stop in and buy stuff when he was riding around. […]Read More Fade Away
Hey, guys. Alright, I’ve decided not to publish or write any books right now. Firstly, I don’t care that much about it. I’ll continue to blog though. I love stories. We, as people, are addicted to stories. My grandparents used to call the soap opera shows they watched “stories” when I was a child. We […]Read More Stories
(Archived Buzzfeed Article from 2014- by Jamie Godwin) Last year, with the release of the newest version of the film based on the book, “The Great Gatsby,” parties were popping up, with those in attendance cheerfully donning twenties era garb and learning to dance the Charleston. I realized that I had never seen […]Read More Nine Months Falling in Love with Gatsby