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happy summer

happy summer

What follows is one of the many archived journal entries we are reintroducing. And like most of them a few changes, or at least a little commentary, is required. In this case I would like to say that the crew at the yhtc are anything but slowing down. In fact, we are busier than we have ever been. Please enjoy the following knowing much more is to come.  As summer begins the crew of the yhtc are taking a breath and doing some regrouping. But we want to take time to recognize a season that in many ways helps define...

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party at the Redmont

party at the Redmont

I recently celebrated another birthday. No, I won’t mention which one. I will mention that I was reminded of one of favorite birthdays and first attempts at writing a Journal entry. The Redmont Hotel holds a special place in my heat. It is now part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, but it was a little wilder back then….. [ Editorial note. When I refer to certain politicians in the entry as “great” I am referring to their historical impact (be it good or ill) not their character.]  I have this tradition. I try to do at least one new...

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welcome spring

welcome spring

We are well past Easter and well into May, making the reintroduction of this archived sentiment a little belated. But life has gotten in the way. We are, however, still in spring and I think we need to be reminded of eternal nature of hope now more than ever. So please excuse my tardiness and enjoy the following entry.  “Hope springs eternal,” or at least that’s what the English poet Alexander Pope says. If that is true, I would say it is equally true that spring brings eternal hope. The hope of new life, fresh beginnings and a prosperous growing...

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rusty

rusty

There are some things so iconic they are photographed and written about over and over again. In Alabama, for example, we have the Saturn rocket, Vulcan, the Edmund Pettus bridge and the U.S.S. Alabama just to name a few. But if you are familiar with northwest Alabama one more icon would be in the running for “Most Photographed,” Rusty, the large, red, iron, setter that welcomes people to the historic downtown of Northport. I say setter, but I’m sure others may have a different opinion on Rusty’s bread. Alabama magazine recently did an article on Northport highlighting the famous pooch...

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valentine’s day

valentine’s day

Normally we are not huge celebrators of Valentine’s day. It has, however, become an excuse to exchange the occasional fun gift. This year we took advantage of February 14th to purchase another piece of art from one of our favorite Alabama organizations. We have about a dozen pieces from Studio by the Tracks which is located in Irondale, Alabama. Studio by the Tracks provides opportunities for adults with autism to produce pieces of art that they and any collector would be proud of. Additionally, the artists at Studio by the Tracks earn money for the pieces they create. But instead...

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