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Julian McPhillips

Julian McPhillips

By on 13 September, 2019 in Interviews, Kate and Stephen, Legal Issues with 0 Comments

The first thing you notice when you walk into the old house on South Perry Street is that there’s some great art on the walls of the McPhillips-Shinbaum law firm. It’s historic and welcoming, but they’re busy, fielding calls and meeting with clients, and there in the waiting area is a small table with three […]

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Literally “Behind the Scenes” — Buzz at ASF

Literally “Behind the Scenes” — Buzz at ASF

By on 2 September, 2019 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Something amazing is about to happen at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. More precisely, it is going to happen in the scene shop. Maybe you, like us, have never really given the scene shop much thought. We’ve only been to the “front of the house” at ASF. The “front of the house” is where you traditionally get […]

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Artists Wanted

Artists Wanted

By on 14 August, 2019 in Art, DIY, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

The clock is ticking. Midnight this Saturday (August 17) marks the deadline for artists to submit their work to the Montgomery Art Guild/Regions Bank Art Show. We recently sat down with some of the Guild’s leadership for a wide-ranging conversation, and we’ll write about that soon, but for now we’re here to encourage you to […]

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Big Plans at the Airport

Big Plans at the Airport

By on 13 August, 2019 in City Living, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

Over the time we’ve lived in Montgomery, we’ve traveled all over the country — and all over the world. Most often, these trips are for work, but sometimes (gratefully) they are not. Almost every single time, we’ve flown into and out of the Montgomery airport. And we’ve regularly said that one perk of living here […]

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Our New Mayor?

Our New Mayor?

By on 7 August, 2019 in City Living, Government, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We moved here after the great recession of 2008, when homemade Obama shirts sold on our local street corners pointed to the ways that hope could merge with electoral politics for epochal effects. But Alabama’s voting public sometimes takes a while to register and reflect changing times. So although there have been rumblings since we […]

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Scandinavia and Soul Food

Scandinavia and Soul Food

By on 15 July, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We don’t buy a lot of furniture. The best furniture buying experience we’ve ever had involved no purchases, but did allow us to see the inside of the old Bishop-Parker building downtown. Someday soon that place will be a “boutique hotel.” Hopefully it will retain the interior details that signal a bygone era of consumption […]

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Cauliflower “Wings” and Home Frying

Cauliflower “Wings” and Home Frying

By on 1 July, 2019 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Buffalo sauce is delicious. No matter the brand, it’s always good – unless you try to be a hero and eat something above your heat tolerance. Something else that’s generally delicious (if not healthy) is fried food. For the non-vegetarians out there, these often find an optimal mix in chicken wings. Which, judging by the […]

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The Impossible Whopper is Here!

The Impossible Whopper is Here!

By on 14 June, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

It’s on the signs of Burger King outlets all over town: “The Impossible Whopper.” Although we don’t normally eat much fast food, we were very excited to check this out. For those who may be wondering what the fuss is about, here’s some background. As more people are looking to eat plant-based meals at least […]

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Electricity for Beginners

Electricity for Beginners

By on 7 June, 2019 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Although this post has two bylines, it is written in first person. In this case, the author is Kate. If you live in Midtown Montgomery, you probably purchase electricity from Alabama Power. But this isn’t a post about utilities and the energy they sell us. Although it is about electricity, this post is […]

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Adventures on the Coosa

Adventures on the Coosa

By on 29 May, 2019 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 1 Comment

  We’ve written before about our interest in spending more time on the river that runs through the heart of our city. We’ve also written about some of the challenges in doing so. Approaching the long Memorial Day weekend with ruthlessly hot temperatures in the forecast, we were feeling the pressure of two particular exigencies: […]

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