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Our City’s New Public Pool!

Our City’s New Public Pool!

“Swimming pools and public space generally have the potential to foster a vibrant community life by counteracting many of the segmenting and alienating aspects of modern life. They offer an informal social space — a meeting ground — where people separated by differences, large yards and high fences, busy lives, and electronic entertainment can interact […]

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How Do We Take the Bus?

How Do We Take the Bus?

I didn’t have to work today, and wanted very much to finally make good on my multi-year goal of taking the bus somewhere, anywhere really. I decided to go to the mall. I had heard that there was a new comic book store in Eastdale Mall, and I wanted to check it out. At 10:54 […]

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Starting off 2016 in Montgomery

Starting off 2016 in Montgomery

Regular readers of MML know that we love to do the classic “annual review,” sometimes jamming it together with forecasts, wishes and resolutions about the coming year. It’s fun to think back over the previous year, while throwing out some guesses about what may be in store. Several years ago, we were ambitious and did […]

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Montgomery’s Mayoral Race

Montgomery’s Mayoral Race

By on 13 July, 2015 in Government, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Last week, we joined what seemed like a few hundred other interested Montgomery citizens at the first of several forums featuring the candidates who want to be our city’s next mayor. It was a pretty packed house at the Crump Senior Center. The event was sponsored by the East Montgomery Neighborhood Association and the Midtown […]

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Mobilizing Montgomery: Humane Treatment of Animals

Mobilizing Montgomery: Humane Treatment of Animals

By on 21 January, 2015 in City Living, Government, Lynne Burford, Pets with 2 Comments

We are feeling the tease of spring for a few days. I know my dogs are grateful for more time outside, for sunshine patches to lie in and for the tiny sprigs of green grass they always find and eat (and which I sometimes see after it has been eaten!). The dog park is teeming […]

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Remembering Judge Johnson

Remembering Judge Johnson

By on 19 January, 2015 in Government, Holidays, Kate and Stephen, Legal Issues with 2 Comments

In the Montgomery airport, there’s a new advertisement for the movie Selma, which was shot partly right here in town. The movie’s advertising slogan reads “One dream can change the world.” That’s catchy, and clearly calls back to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech at the 1963 March on Washington. Unfortunately, it reflects a common […]

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Downtown and Doughnuts

Downtown and Doughnuts

There’s a strange little building downtown, sitting on the corner of Commerce and Tallapoosa, across from the Renaissance Hotel and kitty-corner from Sous La Terre. This building is fairly new, and the landscape around it seems even newer, as if someone had laid sod in a hotel parking lot. Even more unusual, this building has […]

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Downtown Curb Market

Downtown Curb Market

By on 16 June, 2014 in Food, Government, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 3 Comments

It’s city-owned. It just got a face lift. And it’s full of delicious things to eat. Strangely, although we had heard a lot about (and even posted blog posts about) Montgomery’s curb market (1004 Madison Ave., next to Cramton Bowl), we had never been. That changed on Saturday, when we decided to make a post-lunch […]

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Emergencies in Montgomery: Dialing 911

Emergencies in Montgomery: Dialing 911

The ability of the government to respond to an emergency is one of the most important reasons we pay taxes. But theoretical talk about the “common good” can quickly fade away when there’s a emergency threatening the security of your loved ones or those around you. In those kinds of crises, you want to summon […]

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Museum of Alabama

Museum of Alabama

By on 14 April, 2014 in Fun, Government, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

“If you know your history, then you will know where you are coming from.” — Bob Marley, “Buffalo Soldier” It’s especially validating when something lives up to the hype. It feels like you’ve gotten good advice, the reviews can be trusted, the thing is as good as advertised. I had no particular reason to be […]

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