- Mobile, Alabama, United States
- January 11
- The less said the better.
MY RECENT POSTS
- On my recent silence...
August 13, 2010 03:07PM
- Sweet relief
July 21, 2010 11:01PM
- This time tomorrow...
July 13, 2010 10:56PM
- Can I see your ID, sir?
June 27, 2010 08:26PM
- Another Web Radio Appearance
June 23, 2010 02:45PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “On one of the rare
occasions when I had time to
to OS, I luckily
April 19, 2011 02:10PM
- “Roger, your post hit
home with me on several
levels. The most
November 03, 2010 12:04PM
- “"...before they harm
America in ways that cannot
November 03, 2010 11:44AM
- “Hear, hear! I believe as
you do that this country has
a slippery slope
November 03, 2010 11:42AM
- “Great post, Del. I
understand what you mean about
both films to
October 22, 2010 04:23AM
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Though I was far from the most prolific person on OS, I've faded away even more recently. There are a few reasons for that.
First, the murder case I was covering has been subdued of late. We're awaiting a tentative start date of Aug. 30 for jury selection in the federal… Read full post »
My blood pressure was literally 15 points lower today than a week ago.
...some time in the forest...
...watching water eddy past...
...or the world surge onward...
...or stopping for pristine and ephemeral b… Read full post »
This time tomorrow, we'll be landing in...
-Was a year past a four-month grind where: he wrecked his car just barely enough to keep it from running altogether; blew out his ACL in his knee and couldn’t afford reconstruction or work for a month, living… Read full post »
For interested parties, I'll be on a Web Talk Radio show tonight discussing the Steve Nodine/Angel Downs murder drama. The show is entitled Crime Wire and is hosted by former police investigator and author Denny Griffin, violence expert and author Susan Murphy-Milano and private eye and author Vito C… Read full post »
Here's the latest salvo from Bradley Byrne, the frontrunner in the race to be Alabama's governor.
He edged Tim "If you want to live in Alabama learn English" James but faces another candidate in a runoff for the GOP nomination. Sure, there's the formality of a general election later this year,… Read full post »
Revelation has whispered and a toxic truth emerged, marring all it met.
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon gusher stretched eastward down the Gulf Coast, not only on the surface but in greater abundance beneath the waves than was originally told. The mire clogged the reeds and grasses, stained snowy… Read full post »
The rains are here. Each day is an oven until afternoon showers bring shade and steam. The sauna then unfolds and lasts through the night.
The oil has come too. Rusty toned goo is drifting toward the marshes and washing onto the sugar-white sands to the south. The protracted… Read full post »
Whenever these days of remembrance emerge, my mind revisits the following column I wrote in late summer of 2007. The occasion was the premiere of a Ken Burns documentary that featured the effects of WWII on Mobile.
I was lucky enough to briefly interview Burns. I recall what appeared to… Read full post »
The Baldwin County grand jury had one more day of duty. The next body would convene in September. District Attorney Judy Newcomb was pressing as hard as possible to have the Angel Downs murder case brought before them.
The more cynical locals mumbled about the election a week away. Others… Read full post »
The heat is climbing around Mobile Bay. May is past half-done and the summer has set in for good. The daily highs are in the mid-90s with 7-degree heat indices from the steamy air, a stifling brutal thing that can wring the life from all it touches.
A season… Read full post »
Just a quick note to let anyone keeping up that things are blazing along. I attended a memorial ceremony for the deceased yesterday, spoke with an investigative veteran about forensics and have been filtering through search warrants, evidence lists and affidavits today. I will be at the impeachment h… Read full post »
Everyone on the Gulf Coast knows it’s the roux that makes a gumbo worthy. You can’t rush the dark butter base, just stir and stir. The patience pays off later in a dish that’s more than mere soup.
There’s a gumbo brewing in Mobile, Ala. as county commissioner and politi… Read full post »
Get it while it's hot; the next big scandal in the murdered-pretty-blonde cycle before it hits the national circuit.
Flamboyant Mobile, Ala. county commissioner and Republican party leader Steve Nodine has been named as a person of interest in the investigation of his mistress Angela Downs&rsq… Read full post »
Look at this
What do you see? Well, the oil slick, of course, but wander left. Take a gander at Louisiana for a moment. Notice anything?
Well, if you’ve been looking at maps of the Bayou State for more than three decades, you see something… Read full post »
Political season in Alabama can be predictable. The ads for statewide office – the ones that need to sway lots of white folks, er, excuse me “good hard-working Americans” (I forgot the contemporary code words) – are a litany of who is further to the right. The attack ads invar… Read full post »
The smell comes first. Residents in Mississippi and Louisiana are catching the first whiffs of disaster’s approach. The oil is on its way.
The sense of dread running down the central Gulf Coast grows heavier by the day. You can see it in the faces you meet, the voices you… Read full post »
Call me a paranoid. Call me a prophet. Call me concerned.
With every passing month, a new headline tells of another bold step, another push back against the federal government by people who seemed just fine with its course of action over the previous decade.
Chisel away at civil rights… Read full post »
The Conclusion of
Barrels of Lightning
Saraland Mayor Oscar Driver was a prominent citizen in a young town surrounded by criminal activity. Driver focused on corruption in city government and was ready to make a move against the police chief along with most of the fire departmen… Read full post »
As I mentioned in last Sunday's Easter post, we've had a wealth of botanical color of late. These were all taken in our yard, from the bushes just outside the door.
The pygmy azaleas ringing the live oak in the yard.
As brilliant as they… Read full post »
Barrels of Lightning
Oscar Driver was a big man so it took a lot to kill him. At almost six feet tall and close to 200 pounds, the first mayor of Saraland, Ala. appeared in control, ready for any challenge. Sure, he had his diversions but he could… Read full post »
Their outrage stokes my amusement. They seethe; I sigh.
Sure, I understand their defensiveness. Who wouldn’t bristle at some of the allegations and hyperbole? But, enough is enough.
A fight over federal dollars set Seattle in direct competition with Mobile, Alabama, an aerospace contra… Read full post »
Lost amidst the dogma and ritual is the inevitable core of the story...