November 12, 2023

What’s it like for a person who grew up in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, to have lived in Alabama for 47 years?   UU Member James T. Bradley, Ph.D had never been to Alabama before accepting a position at Auburn University in1976.  Jim confesses he brought prejudices formed during childhood to his new southern home, but that gradually, over decades, came to appreciate the unique beauty of Alabama, its natural history, and the courage of its people.

Bradley adds that “In the process of acquiring this appreciation, I gained   valuable insights on life – and about myself.”  What makes a place “home?” Where is “home” today and why?   Jim looks forward to sharing his reflections on personal growth induced by living in Alabama.

Jim Bradley

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