Ranting

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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Memphasis > Publicly Advancing

February 16th, 2017

WHEN PUBLIC GOES PRIVATE, WE HAVE IT BACKWARDS. My kids and I know more about public schools and public school innovation than our brand-new secretary of education and voucher poster girl, Betsy DeVos, and our own state senator and voucher poster boy, Brian Kelsey. We actually went to public schools, actually benefitting from the innovative thinking, planning and ...

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Memphasis > The Us of Us

February 9th, 2017

I AM US. I am Muslim. I am a COGIC Hindu Jewish WASP Jehovah’s Witness. I am a Roman Catholic Buddhist Satanist Seventh Day Adventist and Latter-Day Saint. I am an Atheist Agnostic Humanist Evangelist. I am a Sunni Shia Christian Rastafarian Taoist Sikh. I am a Foot-Washing, Holy-Rolling Jain Spiritualist and whatever Lord Voldemort is – and I am not. I ...

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