Ranting

Memphasis > Year Cheer

December 30th, 2010

PERK UP, MEMPHISThink of 2010 as a splash of cold water on your face, a big cup of black coffee, a ray of sunshine from the dawn of 2011 in your eyes. Now you're awake. You can bitch about your aches and pains, call in sick, roll over and pull the covers over your head. Or you can get the hell up, kiss somebody you love, and get out there and positively change your city.The people who landed ...

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Memphasis > Ghost of Christmas Past

December 23rd, 2010

CHRISTMAS TIMEIt was my first time to England, first time overseas, and prime time for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Soho and the rocking HQ for the whole British invasion.It was time to discover pubs, and Scottish eggs, bubble & squeak and spotted dick. Time to discover that bitter, served warm, is twice as strong as our brew, that a British pint holds 20 oz. instead of our 16, and that ...

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Memphasis > Dear Santa

December 16th, 2010

Dear Santa,Please consider my gift list for our local elected officials. After all, they've been giving it to us all year.To all:Common Sense – a simple grid for MATA routes, consolidated city and county services, cutting the grass, sidewalk maintenance, paying attention to review board and appointed commission recommendations.Perspective – understanding out of all that you need ...

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Memphasis > But seriously...

December 9th, 2010

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BRAND MY CITY, GET SERIOUS

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Memphasis > Connecting

December 2nd, 2010

AROUND HERE, IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU'LL FIND A CONNECTION"The Hiker" is a statue guarding the corner of East Parkway and Central from any further attacks from Spain. In 1898, dressed just like this in a great hat, sleeves rolled up just so, holding a rifle just like that, he remembered the Maine and charged up Cuba's San Juan Hill. And, evidently, there are zero degrees of ...

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