* We had 12 tornadoes in rural southern Alabama yesterday. Asher and I spent all day flipping between the Back to the Future marathon and the weather. Montgomery really didn't have much bad weather, though. For us, it was a day of false alarms.
* Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Jesse Jackson are going to be in Selma on Sunday. I want want want to go, but Sunday is the busiest day in the Gates home, and this one is no exception. Once again, I am aware of how much more the rest of the country honors the leaders of the Civil Rights movement. The Civil Rights movement is one of the most American moments in Alabama history, but all attempts to honor it are mostly ignored. Jesus told us a prophet has no honor in his hometown. He was right.