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Memphasis > Dear Santa

December 16th, 2010

Dear Santa,Please consider my gift list for our local elected officials. After all, they've been giving it to us all year.To all:Common Sense – a simple grid for MATA routes, consolidated city and county services, cutting the grass, sidewalk maintenance, paying attention to review board and appointed commission recommendations.Perspective – understanding out of all that you need ...

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Memphasis > But seriously...

December 9th, 2010

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BRAND MY CITY, GET SERIOUS

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Memphasis > Connecting

December 2nd, 2010

AROUND HERE, IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU'LL FIND A CONNECTION"The Hiker" is a statue guarding the corner of East Parkway and Central from any further attacks from Spain. In 1898, dressed just like this in a great hat, sleeves rolled up just so, holding a rifle just like that, he remembered the Maine and charged up Cuba's San Juan Hill. And, evidently, there are zero degrees of ...

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Memphasis > Thanks, Memphis

November 25th, 2010

I'M THANKFUL FOR HOME.I'm in a serious relationship with this city. Unlike our casual visitors who have their one-night stands on Beale Street, love us and leave us during Memphis In May, lust after our barbecue from afar and sing our songs around the world, I wake up every day with Memphis.I've seen the dark circles under our collective eyes caused by endemic racism. I know what we ...

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Memphasis > Chisca's View

November 18th, 2010

STAND HERE. SEE HUNDREDS OF YEARS.He stood here centuries ago. Atop his ceremonial mound, his fortress center, he surveyed his world. The centuries have altered that view, but the majestic, sweeping turn of the great river before him must have commanded his eye as it commands ours today. Life and death for his people would come from that river, and he could literally see it coming from here.He ...

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