Posts made in December, 2013

The Camp by Tommy Burnett (2013)

The Camp by Tommy Burnett (2013)

Note: The following is the second of two stories written by my late father. December 3, 2013 Introduction to “The Camp” “The Camp” was first written in the spring of 1995 while my father was working as a project manager for a Louisiana-based construction company on a construction project in Warner Robins, Georgia. His firm was a subcontractor in the construction of a new Frito-Lay® plant. During his downtime while at the job site and possibly in his apartment he penned the following story. I have always described it to others as being about the rise and fall of our beloved fishing and duck hunting camp and the fall of my father’s life. I first laid eyes on this early draft on a weekend visit that April. At the time, I was a college student who was only weeks away...

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An email to the new mayor: Two of Mobile’s most crippling problems — affecting the city of “perpetual potential”.

Note: The following email is addressed to the new Mayor of Mobile, AL, Sandy Stimpson. December 9, 2013 Sandy, The following analogy came to me as I was driving to Mobile for lunch, on Sunday.  I thought I would sit on the idea for use at a later date, but I’ve since changed my mine.  I’ve long known, as a fourth-generation resident, that Mobile has lots of exclusive and often unspoken clubs and memberships due to birth, religion, education, neighborhoods…, like most old cities and towns do, but a recent discussion with a smart, young female attorney, originally from New York, reminded me of one of the many hardships of calling Mobile “home”.  Still in her twenties, she’s having problems with being accepted and embraced by the...

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