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Tag: October 2012

In Plain Sight: Male Survival Skills for the Rest of Us

We all know men like Randy. After college he settled in the neighborhood, just down the street from mama-an’-‘em. Wife Tracy wins most of the family bread...

Ask McGehee: How old are the oaks in Bienville Square?

According to Ron Jackson, the longtime urban forester for Mobile, live oaks have been in that location since at least 1812. At that time, land...

Southern Spirit

My first impulse upon finishing Edward O. Wilson and Alex Harris’ delightful new book, “Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City, ”...

Monster Bash

For nearly three decades, Jeanne and Dirk Sanborn have been hosting a frightfully festive fete every Halloween night. The couple started the tradition when they lived in...

The Aviators

Even before the Wright Brothers flew a powered heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1903, John Fowler (1862 - 1939), a Mississippi-born clock...

Spotlight: Matt Presley

For 15 years, Mobile native Matt Presley has been rattling off prices and uttering the famous words “Going once, going twice, sold.” The item goes...

Stuff It

Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Pork Tenderloin A concoction of creamy goat cheese, cream cheese and sour cream makes this dish ultra-savory. 1 tablespoon olive oil...

A Night at the Races

The cars are silent, and that makes Chris Carter antsy. From the racetrack’s broadcast booth, his voice begins to rise and crack over the din of...

Smoke 'n' Chew

Grown and Rolled Organic Tobacco Cigars The first question everyone, myself included, asks Ray French about his homegrown tobacco: “Is that even legal?” And while...

Out of the Wild

“Shadow has been here with us 11 years, ” center director Desiree Bishop, says about their gregarious crow, a North American bird species capable of human...

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