Charles Barkley!

On a Friday night, before a Saturday Auburn football game, at the busy, crowded Auburn Hotel and Conference Center, I heard my name called as I entered the lounge. “Hey Thom, come on over here and sit down.” It was a command as much as a request. Charles Barkley was parked in a corner holding… Read more »

In The Heat Of The Night!

Rolling into Atlanta up I-85 north, I approached the interchange outside of downtown that offers the possibilities of north, south, east or west depending on your destination. I chose I-20 west and the flood of memories began. I spent nearly six years driving this portion of the interstate while working on a television show that… Read more »

Coaches

There are many coaches to thank for a college football career that helped propel me to later careers as a professional actor, writer, and communication consultant. Richard Porter, my high school basketball coach, guided me through the physical fundamentals of sports and the emotional experience of integration in the 1960s at John Carroll High School… Read more »

The Football Season – Part 2 “I’m not Really Into it like that!”

Bryan, the truck operator for the lawn and pest control company, arrives for his monthly treatment of the lawn. He’s been coming now for about 5 years. He wears his customary, dirty, oil stained Alabama Crimson Tide cap pulled tightly and low on his head. The cap is old, worn and he is never without… Read more »

Football Season

It’s football season! The flags will be flying, notes will be passed in mailboxes, a family will skillfully navigate a football rivalry, and hopefully my next-door neighbor will disappear back into the witness protection program. Let me explain. College football season is special in the south. It brings out the child in many of us.… Read more »

Camp ASCCA Blogs

During summer 2016, I worked as a public relations intern at Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults). This list is a compilation of all of my daily “blogs.” Enjoy! 8/13/16- Say we’ll never part https://www.campascca.org/blog/say-well-never-part/ 8/12/16 Counselor Spotlight: Sam Law                    https://www.campascca.org/blog/counselor-spotlight-sam-law/ 8/11/16 Meet the Program Staff: Beth Parmer https://www.campascca.org/blog/meet-the-aquatics-staff-beth-parmer/ 8/7/16 Camp ASCCA… Read more »