OFFENBLOGGER: Great times & heartache in today’s Birmingham

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 16, 2014 — We loved our recent five-day stay here. We especially loved it that our football team, the Vanderbilt Commodores, won their bowl game. Beyond that, experiencing the historic portrayals of Birmingham’s place in America’s civil rights history was eye-opening and powerful.  Sampling life in the “new” Birmingham was…