Ranting

Memphasis > Reminded Again

December 7th, 2017

WE NEED ADVICE, FROM OURSELVES. When I closed up my parents’ home some 30 years ago, I found myself in my old room, going through my desk drawers one more time. In the back of one, I found something I’d missed – a magnifying glass with a loose handle. Curious, I pulled the handle off and saw a piece of a paper inside. Unrolling it, I recognized the note ...

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Memphasis > We’re original. Act like it.

November 30th, 2017

IF YOU’RE COPYING, IT’S NOT YOURS. My church has an impressive mosaic of da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” over the altar – the one a friend says should be called, “Everybody get on the same side of the table so I can take this picture.” True to the original in every detail, the mosaic is even more impressive when you realize it ...

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Memphasis > Good Morning

November 23rd, 2017

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS OF A MORNING As I write this, I’m out of town and just finished reading an email from friend Gene. He was sharing a few deep thoughts and life questions people have shared with him. Since I found several of them funny enough to spill my coffee on my hosts’ floor and read out loud to people who just woke up, I think I’ll just turn this ...

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Memphasis > Time For What’s Next

November 16th, 2017

A NEW LOOK AT OLD VIEWS Just as we’re getting somewhere on Brady’s Parking Lot vs. Overton Park, Brooks decides to chase something bigger, shinier and newer on the bluff and the Memphis College of Art throws down their brushes. The Overton Park Conservancy may be looking up through the Old Forest canopy and asking, “Why me?” Some years ago ...

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Memphasis > Thanks For The Light

November 9th, 2017

THANK YOU, OLD FRIEND. Thanksgiving is coming up so I’d like to give some to an old friend. Like many old friends, this one has been there my whole life and has meant more to me than I’ve said. More talented is this old friend, but sharing of that talent and inspirational in the sharing, and patient in the teaching of those less talented. Like many old ...

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