Author Archives: Ol' Big Jim

About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. Since 2009 he has lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook.

From Amman to Birmingham – Part I

What an astonishing journey this has been! Over the past few weeks, since I last posted, we have packed, sold, or given away pretty much everything we owned. Walking through the flat, footsteps echoing in the cavernous rooms made my … Continue reading

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