By Gary Lloyd I always thought it was the steepest hill in the city because the rumble of overhead airplanes seemed to shake the leaves from the trees. They were … Continue reading One final descent to Birmingham
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The finest of dining establishments
By Gary Lloyd A few months back, I wrote a column for this space that grilled — pun definitely intended — modern fast-food restaurant building designs. I annihilated the analogous … Continue reading The finest of dining establishments
Traveling back in time or forward to the future
The man looked out over a two-lane highway from four wheels, ready to roll.
Seeking the sleek, fast food finds the bleak
By Gary Lloyd The tallest golden arches this side of St. Louis feel smaller now. Maybe it’s just that I’m older and the appeal of a cheeseburger and fries inside … Continue reading Seeking the sleek, fast food finds the bleak
Why didn’t I write that?
By Gary Lloyd If journalism could afford a time machine, I’d go back to Aug. 2, 2010, on Laurel Drive Southeast in Magee, Miss. It was late in the afternoon … Continue reading Why didn’t I write that?
Home on the range
By Gary Lloyd I have stood inside the ropes at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, among the pink azaleas and tall dogwoods, and played for free at the … Continue reading Home on the range
That’s news to me
By Gary Lloyd The spine is tearing and the dog-eared pages are beginning to curl, but the words inside still hold together. Well, at least they do for me. It’s … Continue reading That’s news to me
Understanding a place like Mississippi
By Gary Lloyd I’ve spent quite a bit of time swimming deep in the words Henry David Thoreau penned about Walden Pond, the novella Ernest Hemingway authored about a man … Continue reading Understanding a place like Mississippi
Deer in the floodlights
By Gary Lloyd I have never killed a deer. Heck, I’ve never stared at one through the scope of a Remington or from atop a deer stand strapped tight to … Continue reading Deer in the floodlights
Baseball in October
I’m writing this in October, because the feelings, the frustrations over base-running miscues and late-inning disappointments, are fresh. Bluntly? The Atlanta Braves broke my heart again. It’s a theme. All … Continue reading Baseball in October