Ranting

Memphasis > New Heroes

January 3rd, 2013

SCHOOL LESSONS IN HEROISM. On Friday morning, December 21 – one week after semi-automatic gunfire swept through elementary school classrooms and the nation, murdering innocence – one week after a Memphis police officer stood between a bullet and you and me, giving us all she had – a single two-ton bell in the tower of Idlewild Presbyterian Church rang 29 ...

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Memphasis > Horseback Rides With Weddings

December 27th, 2012

BRIDAL PATHS When I was little, I was pretty sure you went to cool weddings by horseback. After all, Roy and Dale were married, and they sang “Happy Trails To Us” from the back of a horse every week. Mom and Dad were married, and they spent the first year of their marriage in Arizona riding horses and doing cool-sounding things like punching cattle, shooting ...

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Memphasis > Christmas Coming Home

December 20th, 2012

CHRISTMAS TIME

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Memphasis > Give A Reboot

December 13th, 2012

REBOOTS FOR EVERYBODY. As I sat there on hold – again – listening to synthesizer Gap crap, or a good beat slowly beat to death, or Barry Manilow at the Copa, the Copacabana – I was reminded of a Lily Tomlin line from years ago, “I had a terrible dream last night. I dreamed that the man who invented Muzak invented something else.” Then a ...

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Memphasis > Start Over

December 6th, 2012

START. STOP. START SOMETHING NEW. There we were in our shirtsleeves, playing golf on a 70º Saturday in December, when my old friend, cart mate and Republican said, “I could get used to this global warming stuff.” Unable to resist the smart-ass opening I had just been provided, I replied, “Must be tough on you guys these days – not only do you ...

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