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Lunch Bag

Lunch Bag

I think this is so cute. My host family, Brian and Myriam Atkins, from last night prepared me a brown bag lunch for my walk today. I haven’t had a brown bag lunch prepared d for me since I was a child. Thank you, Myriam. I can’t wait to open later today.

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha

Of the many people who have helped me on my journey, I am deeply grateful to my fraternity brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha in Selma, Montgomery, & Birmingham. It was about 37 years ago when I first crossed the burning sands, where I was welcomed into the Alpha Kappa chapter, then based at American InternationalContinue Reading Alpha Phi Alpha

Rain Delay

Rain Delay

With rainstorms in Birmingham threatening to become the next Nor’easter to hit New England, I’ve decided to rest up another day here before departing tomorrow morning. I’m discovering the spring rainstorms here in Alabama are very intense and are accompanied by thunderstorms and lots of flooding. While resting I visited Eddie Kendrick’s memorial park.

A tender moment

A tender moment

Yesterday after I arrived at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, I met a really nice reporter from the local CBS news affiliate here, who captured a tender moment of me as I was talking on camera about what it meant to feel the spirit of the civil rights marchers. Tears started rolling down from myContinue Reading A tender moment

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation

Another day, same fast food chains. Yesterday’s choices will be tomorrow’s choices again for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Will it be Barbeque, Cracker Barrel, Captain D’s, Jacks, Chick-fil-A, Milos, Waffle House or Burger King? I know a lot of people swear by the food at the Waffle House because of its cheap prices, but thatContinue Reading Fast Food Nation