Witching hour waxes nigh


Not many things scream (or cackle) Halloween like a witch. Today’s Google Doodle capitalized on the not-always-charming cauldron creatures that haunt legends and screens from the small to the silver. Hermione, Sabrina, Samantha, and Elphaba all spring to life around this time of year casting a spell over children’s hearts and imaginations. You also can’t … Continue reading

Disruptive Wonder for a Change


Design is everywhere. Good design is harder to find to the untrained eye, but it’s there. It’s just much more subtle. One of my icons, Kelli Anderson, does a talk about looking at the small things for inspiration. TEDxPhoenix – Kelli Anderson – Disruptive Wonder for a Change – YouTube. #amforshort

Alabama storyteller shared past, prose


I moved to Alabama as a kid, and my first taste of Alabama history was through local literary legend Kathryn Tucker Windham’s collection “13 Ghosts of Alabama and Jeffrey.”  The stories were rich and captivating, and through them there was a snapshot of past life of the characters and the culture in which they lived. I … Continue reading

Google Guitar Hero


Google honors legendary guitar pioneer Les Paul with his own doodle again today in memory of what would have been his 96th birthday. Google’s keeping it for another day due to the popularity of the design. You have to give the guys credit they do addictive work. Post your clips here on Arts & Media. … Continue reading

Interactive maps of tornado activity


According to this map two tornadoes touched down a quarter of a mile from my parents house, one on my high school, and people were trapped at the Piggly Wiggly roughly two blocks up from the school. View interactive map here. Click here for the story index from al.com covering statewide tornado coverage.