Meet Author Sean Dietrich

By Anderson McKean, Page and Pallette Sean Dietrich is a columnist, novelist, and podcast host, known for his commentary on life in the American South. He is the author thirteen books and the creator of the Sean of the South Podcast. Dietrich chatted with PORTICO about his latest book, You Are My Sunshine. Q: In You Are My Sunshine, you reflect on the importance of keeping promises … Continue reading Meet Author Sean Dietrich

A Colonoscopy Can Keep You Alive.

By Dany Hollingsworth Now that its Fall in the South, I imagine many of you have spent several nights already either cheering your team to victory or bemoaning the loss amongst friends.  And with temperatures (finally) starting to cool off, children might be requesting smores for dessert, and you might be looking forward to nights on the couch with your significant other, cozied up by a … Continue reading A Colonoscopy Can Keep You Alive.

In His Own Words: The Eagle Scout Project

Jackson Young, a senior at Mountain Brook shares the process he went through with his Eagle Scout project.  I came up with the idea of building owl boxes and presented it to my Eagle Scout coach and he was all for it.  The first thing is I had to find out what kind of owls live in this area. I googled that and found that the … Continue reading In His Own Words: The Eagle Scout Project

The Three Sixty {real estate} Family of Services Expands Across Alabama

By Leslie Reece When Tricia Young and Nonet Reese—Co-Founders and Co-Owners of Three Sixty {real estate}—were introduced by Reese’s husband, the women knew they would make a good contact for their respective real estate businesses. What they did not realize was that introductory lunch would lead them to a new business and a strong partnership that continues to evolve to this day. Reese already had … Continue reading The Three Sixty {real estate} Family of Services Expands Across Alabama

Q&A With Author Mary Laura Philpott

By Anderson McKean of Page & Pallette Mary Laura Philpott, nationally bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink and the new memoir Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives, writes about the overlap of the absurd and the profound in everyday life. A former bookseller, Mary Laura lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family. Mary Laura took time to chat with PORTICO about Bomb Shelter, a brutally honest, beautifully … Continue reading Q&A With Author Mary Laura Philpott

Summer 2022 Reading List

By Anderson McKean of Page & Pallette Summer reading is something I look forward to all year long. When the hustle and bustle of the end of the school gets overwhelming, I look toward my stack of summer reads to get me across the finish line. Each of the following books offer beautifully written, immersive stories filled with unforgettable characters — the kind of people … Continue reading Summer 2022 Reading List

Conjuring Up a Documentary

The Art and Magic of Filmmaking  By Norman Jetmundsen  Life takes crazy turns sometimes.  Like when I made an offhand suggestion to my good friend and Sewanee classmate, David Crews, that he should do a documentary on the amazing season of the Sewanee Tigers of 1899.  Although he has a full-time job, David had done an award-winning documentary about Mississippi Governor, William Winter, called “The Toughest Job.”   His reply was, … Continue reading Conjuring Up a Documentary

Three Entrepreneurs That Followed Their Bliss

Bennie and Coco Surf Co.Vicki BarclayMB VillagePhoto by Andrea Dapkus Why the name and how did you get involved? Vicki Barclay:  Bennie and Coco Surf Co. opened four years ago in Charleston by my friend Katie Poole. The name is a play on her parents’ and grandparents’ last names and is a nod to who and from whom she is. Deciding to open my own version … Continue reading Three Entrepreneurs That Followed Their Bliss