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

Providing Hope with Alabama Appleseed

Alabama Appleseed’s life-changing work on post-prison integration By Rick LewisPhotos by Brit Huckabay and Bernard Troncale Scott Fuqua sounds incredulous. “This guy could die in prison for stealing two polo shirts,” he says, without irony. Sadly, there is a fair chance he is not wrong. In Alabama, under the sentencing strictures of the Habitual Felony Offender Act (HFOA), also known as the “three-strikes law,” a … Continue reading Providing Hope with Alabama Appleseed

Muscle Shoals: Cross This off Your Bucket List

Muscle Shoals: places to see (and hear) in your own state By Jim Hannaford “Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.” ― Russell Conwell Sometimes we overlook the importance of things when they are close by, and Muscle Shoals is a shining example. This is a place that’s … Continue reading Muscle Shoals: Cross This off Your Bucket List