Dear John: Ding Dongs

Dear John Blah blah blah I thought we might have a little fun this week. Since I have been doing this I’ve noticed a staggering number of emails asking questions about a certain part of a man’s anatomy.  The Penis, dick, the trouser snake, little


A few months ago I was seeing my friends’ band play in Tuscaloosa, not just out of support but also because I actually dig the music. A girl who had been all over the bassist after their set, which she didn’t even see, asked me

Dear Ex-Husband

Dear Ex-Husband, For the many things you have done for me, I would like to thank you. Thank you for the years of beating me down. You taught me to lift myself up. Thank you for keeping me away from my friends and family. You

Your Self Esteem Sucks

Let me start out by telling you that as a portrait photographer, I get hair-dresser intimate with my clients. You come over to my studio with no make up on and your hair in a ponytail, and that’s when I get to work. You tell

Fashion Friday: Style Icon: Jane B.

One of the great loves of Serge Gainsbourg (only one of my favorite songwriters of all time).  Jane Birkin served as not only Serge’s muse, but also to countless others that are still inspired by her today(myself included). She was born English, but had that

A Tree Is Missing From Exit 5

Every November since I was six, my family took a long road trip to Pennsylvania. Spending 14 hours in the car, I found creative ways to pass the time; go through the alphabet in order using only road signs and billboards, try to get the

First and Last in Two Parts

I Looking back, there were several opportunities to just leave the date, cut my losses and go home. Now, even the memory of the air freshener behind his couch seems like a bad omen, as with every breath my sinuses became increasingly irritated and the

On A Date With Mr. Wrong

Let me first say that I don’t condone my behavior and don’t recommend doing most of what I’m about to tell you. But, you’re a grown woman and can make that choice for yourself. All I can say is that I went on a date


It starts as a small gust, but by the end of the day, it is usually an intense social media storm. Huffington Post, Buzzfeed or some other online mogul will post a story about the positive aspects of Birmingham. It is always in list form.