Selected Articles

“The Man Who Gave Us Mother’s Day,” Birmingham Business Journal (May 11, 2001)

“New Hope for Old Lighthouses,” Coastal Living (September/October 2001)

“On Veterans Day, Remember the ‘Birminghams’,” Birmingham Business Journal (November 9, 2001)

“Southern Discomfort: Flap Over Minor Changes to Capitol,” Preservation (November/December 2001)

“One of the Rough, Good Men Who Guard Peace Falls,” Birmingham News (March 11, (2002)

“Heritage to Preserve,” Abilene Reporter-News (April 28, 2002)

“The West Point Battery Fought On Many Battlefields and Produced Several High-Ranking Northern Officers,” America’s Civil War (May 2002)

“Compatriots Considered ‘Old Frank’ Cheatham the ‘Wickedest’ Man in the Army of Tennessee,” America’s Civil War (November 2002)

“Manly Pursuits: In 1974, A Book By Birmingham Native Charles Gaines Acquainted An Astonished World with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Professional Bodybuilding,” Birmingham Black & White (December 19, 2002)

“The 1st Alabama Cavalry Saw Plenty of Action in the Western Theater – Fighting for the Union,” America’s Civil War (January 2003)

“Bringing the War Home: Let’s Hang Yellow Ribbon for Troops,” Birmingham News (March 30, 2003)

“Stranger In A Strange Land: How A White Student at Alabama A&M Ended Alabama’s Era of Segregated Schools,” Black & White (June 5, 2003)

Fathers, Sons and Ham,” Philadelphia Inquirer (June 13, 2003)

“Historic Proposition,” Preservation (July/August 2003)

“Hearing Aids: The Quick Guide to Five Court Cases You Should Know,” Mental Floss (August 2003)

“Camp David: Maryland’s Ultimate Executive Retreat,” Executive Traveler (August/September 2003)

“Small World: Honorary Consuls-General Help Foreign Companies and Citizens Find Their Way in Birmingham,” Birmingham (September 2003)

“Long Shot,” Preservation (September/October 2003)

“A School Remembers the Fallen,” Florence Times Daily (November 3, 2003)

“Ten Things I’ve Learned… at the Top of the World – as told to Jim Noles by Dr. Paul Obert,” Portico (February 2004)

“Book Review: ‘Titan’ Gives A.G. Gaston His Due,” Birmingham News (February 22, 2004)

“On Georgia’s Trails,” Continental (March 2004)

“Ten Things I’ve Learned… in Ghana – by the Russell Family as told to Jim Noles,” Portico (April 2004)

“Ten Great Prison Escapes,” Mental Floss (April/May 2004)

“Pedaling Among Petals: Take a Bike Ride Along Amsterdam’s Canals,” Continental (June 2004)

“Ringing With Hope: The Bell Center for Early Childhood Intervention,” Portico (June/July 2004)

“Ten Things I’ve Learned… as a (Relatively) New Dad,” Portico (June/July 2004)

“All Guts No Glory: The Brave, Doomed Crews of World War II Escort Carriers,” Smithsonian Air & Space (June/July 2004)

“Book Review: Grab Moon Pie, Sit Back, Let State History Entertain You,” Birmingham News (July 18, 2004)

“Camp Rucker During the Second World War,” Alabama Heritage (Summer 2004)

“Death of an Escort Carrier,” World War II (September 2004)

“Take Me to the River,” Continental (October 2004)

“Book Review: Flynt Takes Sweeping Look at State History,” Birmingham News (October 17, 2004)

“Five Legendary Road Trips That Put Your College Days To Shame,” Mental Floss (November/December 2004)

“Rough Times and Fine Art: Historic New Deal Artwork Can Be Found in Three Unlikely Local Venues,” Portico (December 2004)

“Joseph E. Johnston Was So Moved By Juliet Ann Opie Hopkins, He Dubbed Her the ‘Angel of the South’,” America’s Civil War (January 2005)

“Old Slow and Ugly: Before Radar Took Over, OS2U Kingfishers Were the Eyes of the Fleet,” Smithsonian Air & Space (February/March 2005)

“Up, Up, and Away: From Rock Gyms to Riverbanks, Atlanta’s Athletic Opportunities Will Take You Higher,” Continental (April 2005)

“Biscuits Whet Montgomery, Alabama’s Appetite for Urban Renewal,” Urban Land (July 2005)

“Book Review: Alabama Family Poor But Proud in the ‘60s,” Birmingham News (July 17, 2005)

“Still Kicking But Dreaming of Different Kind of Goal,” New York Times (October 19, 2005)

“Remembering the USS Birmingham,” Birmingham News (November 11, 2005)

“Book Review: CEO Finds Adventure on the Appalachian Trail,” Birmingham News (November 13, 2005)

“Commerce and Community Combined,” Business Alabama (December 2005)

“Art in the South: An Unlikely Canvas,” Alabama Heritage (Winter 2005)

“‘A High Calling’: The Public Life and Service of Howell T. Heflin,” The Journal of the Legal Profession Volume 30 (2005-2006)

“Kentucky Runnin’: The Varied Neighborhood of Lexington Provide a Memorable Route,” Continental (February 2006)

“Fires Destroy 3 Churches and Damage 2 in Alabama,” New York Times (February 4, 2006) (with Campbell Robertson)

“U.S. Mounts a Vast Hunt for Church Arsonists,” New York Times (February 15, 2006)

“At College, Moral Obligations Are Felt on Church Burnings,” New York Times (March 10, 2006)

“Made In Alabama: Portico Checks Out the Best Alabama’s Automobile Industry Has to Offer,” Portico (April 2006)

“Cemetery Poignant Reminder,” Birmingham News (May 28, 2006)

“3 Historic Southern Hotels,” Culture & Leisure (Winter 2006)

“The Spanish Conquest of Mobile,” Alabama Heritage (Winter 2006)

“Chasing Abel Streight,” Thicket (April/May 2008)

36 Hours in Birmingham, Ala.,” New York Times (April 19, 2009)

A Fitting Tribute: 'They Call This Place America',” Chicago Tribune (August 28, 2009)

“From Alabama to Amendola and Back: Journey of a B-17 Pilot,” Alabama Heritage (Fall 2009)

Book Review: “Mobile’s Legal Legacy: 300 Years of Law in the Port City,” The Alabama Review (October 2009)

Curry Comes Home Barely Known,” Birmingham News (October 11, 2009)

Saban Nation North: In Chicago, the Houndstooth Saloon Provides Homefield Advantage,” Birmingham News (November 25, 2009)

“Confederate Twilight: The Fall of Fort Blakely,” Alabama Heritage (Winter 2009)

Bringing Home Vets’ Sacrifices to Alabama,” Mobile Press Register (May 30, 2010)

More to Cinco de Mayo Than Meets the Eye,” Birmingham News (April 29, 2012)

60 Years Later, Don't Forget Task Force Smith,” Birmingham News (July 4, 2012)

Veterans' Sacrifices Crossed Color Line, Even In An Era of Segregation,” Birmingham News (November 8, 2012)

They Shoot Unicorns, Don’t They?,” Birmingham News (May 14, 2013)

“The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake - Threatening or Threatened?,” Alabama Forests (Summer 2013)

Harry ‘Dutch’ Heffner’s Lost Football,” Birmingham News (October 26, 2014)