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Shade Tree Riding Stables

Shade Tree Riding Stables

By on 18 September, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 0 Comments

You can really tell a lot about how much a person understands you by the kind of gifts they give you. A present is a kind of testament to shared connections, and the best kind of gifts try to create new memories together, whether it’s by listening to some new music or reading a well-chosen […]

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Why Aren’t You Riding Your Bike?

Why Aren’t You Riding Your Bike?

By on 13 September, 2017 in City Living, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 0 Comments

I don’t have a bike. Not a bad point. You should acquire a bike. In many cities, some our size, health insurance companies (and other companies) sponsor racks of bikes all over cities. Check out this program in Chicago https://member.divvybikes.com/stations Here are 119 cities. https://ggwash.org/view/62137/all-119-us-bikeshare-systems-ranked-by-size It’s too hot. Not anymore. It has cooled off a […]

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Our Dog’s Sunday

Our Dog’s Sunday

By on 28 August, 2017 in City Living, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Pets with 1 Comment

We’d been saving newspaper for about six weeks, and it was time to take it to the shelter. Sometimes the stack of newspaper gets large enough that you worry about the perceptions that visitors might have. The shelter always wants newspaper to line the puppy cages with, so we loaded up the dog (because she […]

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How to Watch Football 2017 – Montgomery, AL Edition

How to Watch Football 2017 – Montgomery, AL Edition

By on 21 August, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Let’s make a couple of assumptions together: 1. There is a better way to consume football than to just slavishly follow every single game of your favorite team. We already accept that we are essentially cheering for a collection of colors, songs, phrases and gestures. So while you might know the names of the unpaid […]

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Taste – at Hampstead

Taste – at Hampstead

By on 14 August, 2017 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

There’s something about the summer heat that makes small plate dining so appealing. You don’t want to turn on the oven, much less sit down to a big pile of steaming food. You want someone to bring you bite-sized portions of things in a chilled out atmosphere that makes you forget, for a time, that […]

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Our Neighbor to the South

Our Neighbor to the South

By on 8 August, 2017 in Fun, Holidays, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Recently, Midtown Montgomery Living published a blog post called “Our Neighbor to the North,” about a day trip to our nearest neighboring city to the north. In response, we decided to visit our nearest neighboring country to the south, about 90 miles off the southern tip of our neighboring southern state. Our state has had […]

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SlossFest

SlossFest

By on 20 July, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We spent this past weekend up in Birmingham at SlossFest. We’d never been, but when this year’s lineup was released we said: “We have got to go to this!” We hadn’t heard of most of the bands that would be playing, but we figured that Run the Jewels, Widespread Panic, Sturgill Simpson and the Alabama […]

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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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Book Review: Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family

Book Review: Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family

By on 5 July, 2017 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We got a promotional email from the author, or else we never would have known of the book’s existence. It seemed like the kind of service for which we once relied on Capitol Book and News. The book’s title was Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family, and it was by a former Cloverdale resident. Like […]

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New Owner, New Start for the Biscuits!

New Owner, New Start for the Biscuits!

By on 19 June, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Pets with 0 Comments

We love to go to Biscuits games early in the season, when there’s still a touch of cool spring in the air, and every single professional baseball team is within striking distance of first place. The world is full of promise. This year, we didn’t make it to our first Biscuits game until June, but […]

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