Ranting

Memphasis > Ghost of Christmas Past

December 23rd, 2010

CHRISTMAS TIMEIt was my first time to England, first time overseas, and prime time for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Soho and the rocking HQ for the whole British invasion.It was time to discover pubs, and Scottish eggs, bubble & squeak and spotted dick. Time to discover that bitter, served warm, is twice as strong as our brew, that a British pint holds 20 oz. instead of our 16, and that ...

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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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