Ranting

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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Memphasis > Keedoozle of a story

November 11th, 2010

CLARENCE SAUNDERS WAS ALL THAT AND A BAG OF GROCERIES.The difference between Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby and our own Clarence Saunders is that Gatsby is fiction. Both were fabulously wealthy, self-made, flamboyant masters of the 1920s. One is a famous literary work. The other is a famous piece of work who changed the way everyone lives.Clarence Saunders invented – and patented – ...

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