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Memphasis > Do The Math

June 23rd, 2011

LOOK FOR REAL ANSWERS. When our son was in the tenth grade at White Station, he had a substitute math teacher one semester. He was called out of retirement to teach the class and he was older than Copernicus. I know this because I thought he was already 100 when he taught me … or tried to teach me … trigonometry at White Station decades before. Seems Gaines had been up to ...

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Memphasis > Will’s Wisdom

June 16th, 2011

THE STILL WISE WILL ROGERS.

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Memphasis > Moby Rainbow

June 9th, 2011

LUCKY CATCHES.Last week I caught a whale. The river was too high to catch this fish, far too much trash churned and turned in its brown rush, far too distracting and suspicious for already suspicious rainbow, much less this wily old monster. I can’t catch this fish. I don’t fish, and people who do fish talk about fish like this, big enough to inspire tales, bigger still each time the ...

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Memphasis > A Memphis Marvel

June 2nd, 2011

THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE SERIAL.

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Memphasis > Building Models

May 26th, 2011

 A 99.6% SUCCESS RATE. We’ve seen the letters to the editor, heard the guy two stools down, the geniuses spitting into talk show microphones, “It’s not the teachers, it’s the parents.” If I’m 17 in south Memphis right now, we don’t have time to teach or reach my parents to teach or reach me. I have little brothers and sisters I’m responsible ...

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