Ranting

Memphasis > Thanks, But Go Save Someone Else

February 25th, 2016

COMING TO SAVE US IS STARVING US. We recently dodged the state legislature’s latest effort to save us from ourselves, reaching into Shelby County to raise our poor and pitiful children from the depths of despair  – Shelby County Schools. This time around, failing to get vouchers passed statewide, they attempted to pass them just for Shelby County, ...

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Memphasis > The Original Pop-Up

February 18th, 2016

POP-UP WAFFLES. Pop-up concepts are hot. Popping up in spaces – Broad, the Edge, the Brewery, the Fire Station – reclaimed and repurposed to show what’s possible, the original character of the space adding flavor, the here-today-gone-tomorrow aspect adding spice, the unusual nature of the things served – things not seen every day and everywhere ...

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Memphasis > Timeout For Fresh Quotes

February 11th, 2016

THE SPORTS QUOTES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD. While the Super Bowl, Iowa and New Hampshire are behind us, the rest of the primaries, the general, and a million tired sports analogies and metaphors are regrettably still in front of us … as in, we’re still in the early innings. I’m calling in some relief, a few sports quotes friends have sent me that ...

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Memphasis > A Bit More Super

February 4th, 2016

CARE ABOUT THE GAME. I’m a homer. I can’t watch a sporting event for the beauty of the game, the spirit of the competition, the skill displayed on both sides. I want somebody’s butt kicked and for good reason. Passes need to be dropped, assignments missed, quarterbacks sacked, kicks blocked, referees blinded and coaches ripping off headsets on the ...

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Memphasis > History Lesson

January 28th, 2016

A HISTORY LESSON TAUGHT, NOT LEARNED. When I first wrote about attempts to steamroll Overton Park, a friend told me a great story. He was in his parents’ living room one afternoon in the late ‘60s listening to his father go on and on about the battle to keep I-40 out of Overton Park ... too late to stop it, who are these silly protestors anyway, yadda yadda ...

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