Ranting

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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Memphasis > We Must Talk

November 2nd, 2017

A NECESSARY CONVERSATION. Tom (R) and I (D) had an email conversation recently. Remember when conversation between those who differ was possible? We met through friends – his, not mine – mostly college classmates sharing links to conservative columnists who support their views. Most of those columns aren’t real and their false attribution is for ...

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Memphasis > Sweet

October 26th, 2017

A SLICE OF TIME In the spring, young men’s fancy turns to … well … whatever it turns to looks a lot more like an Ole Miss coed than Coach Collins, a lot more like a beach at Sardis Lake than the lunch counter at White Station High School, and the lemon meringue pie was a lot sweeter than fifth period. Coach Collins was in charge of fourth period ...

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Memphasis > The Ride From Can't To Can

October 12th, 2017

“THREE BUCKS A DAY, ALL IN.” My friend Jay Martin, founder and chairman of Juice Plus+, is impatient with systems for systems sake, with bureaucracies based on bureaucracies, with the tried and true default of  “we’ve always done it that way.” If he sees a problem and sees no solution or a solution as problematic as the problem, he has a ...

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