From the Stationmaster: We’re seeking submissions for my Birmingham

07.14.2007 by AndrĂ© Natta · → Leave a comment

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This is a call for submissions to my Birmingham, our editorial section. While we give the whole song and dance about why my Birmingham exists over here, I’d like to take a moment to explain the original concept behind this as it may help encourage you to write in.

I had tried to start this section last year on my personal blog, Dre’s Ramblings, as a way to find out what people enjoyed or disliked about Birmingham, hoping that it may lead to additional conversation. The concept is definitely not something new; the best example out there is the This I Believe series, the revived series that invites individuals to write about their core beliefs.

It’s great for people to hear my thoughts, but it’s your site and my Birmingham, more than anything else, represents that.

While the posts that I have put up so far are primarily positive (as pointed out here), the real purpose of the section is to provide people with an idea of what’s going on in the minds of those that call this city home.

I can say with confidence (and proof) that this site is already gazed upon by not only a nationwide but worldwide audience on any given day, so it is an excellent opportunity to let people know what’s on the minds of those that live here. For those that live out of town nowadays, it would also be a great place to talk about your memories or your perspective now that you’re on the other side of the looking glass.

It’s easy to submit; just write your thoughts up, following what’s listed on our submissions page, and send it in to me at I am also aware that there are some people that are not able to get through using the main address. In those cases, please send your entry to

I look forward to hearing from some of you soon.


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