Ranting

Memphasis > A Pothole 26 Years Deep

October 8th, 2015

CRUISING LIKE IT’S 1989. Let’s pretend you can get three cans of tomato soup at Seessel’s for a buck instead of just one, a six-pack of Bud for four bucks instead of six or seven, and a pound of hamburger for 89¢ instead of five bucks. Hell, let’s pretend there’s a Seessel’s. Let’s pretend a Hershey bar, a liter of Coke ...

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Memphasis > Mining Crap

October 1st, 2015

SO MUCH CRAP. SO LITTLE TIME. Since I allowed Apple to plant iOS 9 on my phone, on my iPad, and in my psyche, my email is a crap shoot, iTunes is no longer playing my song, Siri won’t speak to me, Firefox won’t let me on my own home page and U-verse goes south daily. After several hours of phone fix that left no one satisfied, I’ve developed an unhealthy ...

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Memphasis > Double Stories On The Side

September 24th, 2015

A STORY IN EVERY BITE. Last week’s column reminded me of a couple of stories about food. My main editor – my wife – reminded me that I’ve told them before. That happens a lot. It’s about to happen again. Just think of them as second helpings. The first came from friend Hal – world traveler, retired pilot, former Tiger lineman and current ...

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Memphasis > A Tasteful List 2015

September 17th, 2015

MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fifth helping of the Tasteful List, updated for 2015 – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion. Could I get another napkin over here? A/M Breakfast, Andrew Michael; Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Café Society, Molly’s; Baguettes, La Baguette; Barbecue Pizza, ...

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Memphasis > A Steeple In Hell

September 10th, 2015

THE CHURCH OF GROUND ZERO. Headed to my desk, I passed a photograph on the wall. I pass it several times every day, but when I typed 9/11 at the top of the page, the date this column would run in The Daily News, I realized what the column would be about: That photograph of a famous church on an infamous day. In 2002, I did some consulting work for the Episcopal ...

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