How to Make it Through When You Can Barely Make It

Hello Y’all! So yesterday was one of those days that didn’t work out for doing much of anything but zoning out and hoping for a better tomorrow. But when you have an autoimmune disease, those days will come along. So I admit I didn’t listen to any of Autoimmune Revolution tapes yesterday. But I thought I’d share with you how I get through the really bad days — the ones where answering the door, checking the mail, or even moving is agony. One thing I decided very early on after…

Red Clay Readers Take on Robert Inman’s Home Fires Burning

I’ve been reading the summer selections of the Red Clay Readers, AL.com’s on-line book club. Today I’d like to share my review of Alabamian, Robert Inman’s, first novel, Home Fires Burning. When Jessica Sawyer Rigby first approached me to write the review, I was excited because I met Inman at the Alabama Writer’s Symposium a few months ago and attended a wonderful discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird featuring Inman, Mark Childress and Jeanie Thompson. After reading the book, I’ve become a fan of Inman and can’t wait to read his other…

Jumping on the Wagon: Hayride2

What could be more thrilling than watching a movie premiere with the actors, director and producers sitting in the same theater? How about watching that movie at The Crescent Theater when one of the stars of the show is the city of Mobile itself? Last Tuesday, June 12, writer/director, Terron Parsons, premiered his movie, Hayride 2, to an enthusiastic audience of 180 and followed the premiere with an after-party at Sky View Lounge.   Though I’m not generally a horror/slasher film fanatic, I’ve seen a good bit of the genre…

Inside Llewyn Davis at The Crescent

If you haven’t had a chance to see Inside Llewyn Davis, you can catch it at The Crescent through February 13th, so you haven’t yet missed the best movie of the year. I’ve been waiting for months to see it and wasn’t disappointed. So for those of you who haven’t made up your minds if it’s worth the time and money, here’s my top ten reasons for going. 1- It’s playing at The Crescent. I can think of no better venue to set the mood for this Coen Brothers, soon to be…