Ranting

Memphasis > True Fakes

March 23rd, 2017

TRUISH.These days, fake news can seem so real, and real news gets more and more unbelievable. I offer recent local, state and national examples.  ZOO PREPARING BOAT PARKING FOR RAINBOW LAKE Memphis You may have noticed the activity on the other side of the fence behind Rainbow Lake, removing bothersome trees and habitat and other impediments to progress that have ...

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Memphasis > Love Me Some Lent

March 16th, 2017

LENTEN LESSON The Episcopal Church, with ancient roots in early Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church, has many arcane names and traditions in its liturgy derived from the many languages and practices of its long history. For instance, we call where the people sit in the church the nave, derived from the Latin navis or boat, symbolic of life ...

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Memphasis > How cool is that?

March 9th, 2017

COOL ON CAMERA In an earlier column, I recalled that Meg Ryan once walked by my house when I was on the porch and waved. After all, she and Dennis Quaid lived right down the street.  Come on, how cool is that? They were here making Great Balls of Fire, and in addition to renting a house a few doors down, they were shooting the movie right below my office window, ...

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Memphasis > Time For A Divorce

March 2nd, 2017

IT’S OVER. LET’S MAKE IT FINAL. I said divorce might be best in a column two years ago, so let’s get on with it already. After all, it was a shotgun wedding. He grew up in an old neighborhood under the shade of old oaks – a city boy with more ambition than brains, a dreamer always looking past the weeds in his own yard to greener grass. He was ...

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Memphasis > The Right Thing To Wear

February 23rd, 2017

INTO CONDOMS.  About 25 years ago, we went to the Cooper-Young Festival with another couple. Our sons were about 9 or 10 at the time. As we lingered at this or that booth, the boys got antsy, so a later meeting place was agreed upon and they took off. Some weeks later, the other boy’s mom was cleaning his room and found an amazing cache beneath socks and such ...

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