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When we moved to Birmingham about nineteen years ago, I was told by a lifelong Alabamian to be proud about one thing. “What’s that?” I asked with my Yankee twang. “You ain’t living in Mississippi.” With all due respect to our western neighbors, our time in central Alabama has been wonderful. It’s become sweet home....
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It was fifty-four years ago last Wednesday and the eleven-year-old kid didn’t really understand why the rest of his sixth grade class collectively gasped. Neither did he understand why his teacher, Mrs. Nelson, started crying. That was something teachers weren’t supposed to do. He also didn’t completely comprehend what the school principle, Mr. Tyler, was...
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I did it. I graduated. Now, finally, I’ve earned initials following my name! Even though I graduated from a school I really didn’t want to attend and took a major I really didn’t want, I stuck with it and graduated. I really had no other choice. No, I’m not Roy Berger, MD. Not even Roy...
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The Sunday morning coffee pot was switched on late this morning which happens when you spend Saturday night in Tuscaloosa with the Crimson Tide. I’m grumpy this morning and I assume Arkansas is too after a 41-9 drubbing which featured ‘Bama scoring on their first play of the game, a 75 yard run. Things then...
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`Unless you’re my dad, or unless you go to¬†bigleaguedream.com and get true value for your twenty bucks, I hate asking for money. I’m a much better giver than receiver, especially when it comes to gifts and charity. But when Adam Cohen asks me to do something for the potential welfare of everyone, I don’t say...
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In Judaism these are the Days of Awe– Yamin Noraim. It’s the period between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the holiest days of our calendar, the year 5778, a time for introspection to consider our sins and transgressions of the past year and ask God for forgiveness. And to seek blessing in the new year....
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Thanks to the three of you who inquired about missing ‘Sunday Morning Coffee’ last week. The cup was dry and we took a week off to catch our breath. Literally. But it was nice to be missed. So, the Chock-Full-O’Nuts is hot, we are thinking and praying for all those, including my dad, in Irma’s...
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Bad news this week, for everyone but me, with your Sunday Morning Coffee. Andi Berger didn’t write this. I did. I created a monster. I asked my wife to fill in for me for one week while I attempted to regain consciousness and in the process she became a phenom. (RoyBerger.com- August 20, 2017). Despite...
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Having SMC from my trendy Roll Tide Roll mug finishing up the morning papers from 1973. And despite the 95 degree temps and 90% humidity in the state that gave you Paul Bryant, George Wallace and Attorney General Sessions, we are only 20 crimson and orange shopping days from our Dixie Christmas- the opening of...
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The wonderful sounds of silence that emanated from Central Alabama last week was exactly the way the leaders of Birmingham and the Birmingham Jewish community wanted it. A shriek of glee from Andi Berger momentarily broke that silence on Tuesday when she learned news that was exactly the way she wanted it, too! For the...
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