Ranting

Memphasis > The Architect’s Eye

June 6th, 2013

SEE THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES. It’s not about money. Especially brand-new money. You can spend a ton of money on a building or a house and it can still be as ugly as original sin or as overdone as Donald Trump’s hair. I sometimes drive by a house out east covered in random-sized pieces of orangey-pink stone better suited for a patio, held together by wide alleys ...

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Memphasis > Round Of A Lifetime

May 30th, 2013

WHAT THESE GUYS DO ISN’T PROFESSIONAL. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. I told this story last year and, like describing an exceptional shot much less a whole round of golf, it’s worth telling again. After all, this was a round of a whole lifetime, and lifetimes last a whole lot longer because of it. I played in a recent scramble – where four golfers hit every ...

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Memphasis > 23 Groans

May 23rd, 2013

ONCE A PUN A TIME. If it’s held up by this column, I’m about to be robbed of my reputation. Forgive the pun. Every one of us is occasionally confronted, even assaulted, by puns. Every one of us has at least one friend who lives by them. My golf buddy, Scoop, has one a hole. My late father-in-law, Doc, was a master of the pun – none too painful to be ...

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Memphasis > Two Bo’s, One Town

May 16th, 2013

THANK YOU, Z’BO AND C’BO. AND THANK YOU, MICHAEL. Last week, my son reminded me to write a column about the Grizzlies. So I did. This week, a good friend commenting on that column reminded me of why I write them in the first place, and then wrote one for me. A little about basketball. A little about Memphis. All about heart. “Danny, “Your column ...

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Memphasis > Grizz Buzz

May 9th, 2013

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. “You need to do next week’s column on the Grizz,” the email from a regular reader opened. “There is no better or more appropriate time than now when the whole city is watching. You can contest the Simers article in the LA paper about Memphis being a ‘rathole’ where they should be ‘handing out bullet-proof ...

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