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Memphasis > Cancer and Cheeseburgers

September 30th, 2010

COMFORT FOOD FOR THOUGHT.A friend of mine has cancer.Saying that for the first time marks a life-changing moment. Saying it more and more marks where we are in our lives.This friend and I are not particularly close but he’s almost as much a part of the landscape of my life as the city I grew up in. Always there. Always good for a story. Always shared and talked about. If he isn’t ...

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Memphasis > Playing Possum

September 23rd, 2010

 

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Memphasis > Charting New Territory

September 16th, 2010

ETHICS, BOUNDRIES AND PERFORMANCE IN OFFICE. NO LONGER MEMPHIS OXYMORONS.Last week, I wrote about some of the lies floating around town about the proposed charter for a new metropolitan government. This week, I’ll ask that same charter a few honest questions.How about an ethics code with some real teeth?Article 2 incorporates the toughest ethics code in Tennessee. Okay, considering the ...

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Memphasis > Charting A True Course

September 9th, 2010

 

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Memphasis > More Than One Lane

September 2nd, 2010

EVERYBODY'S GREEN IS IN TIGER LANE.I grew up down the street from then Memphis State and went to then Training School on campus. When I wasn’t mystifying student teachers, I was running an impressive racket for a fourth grader, and my Godfather, Memphis State Dean R.M. Robison, was in on it. He was the Dean of … well, pretty much everything. I would point at the administration ...

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