A "culture of death"? Really? What a senseless, ignorant comment. Planned Parenthood, in Memphis and other locales, provides LIFE SAVING services to women who can't afford to go elsewhere. They are a community treasure.
New to Memphis. Enjoyed your writing here so much I read it aloud to the family. Thanks!
I have family in Detroit and have spent considerable time there. Been living in Memphis now since February 2012. Personally, I see few similiarties between the two cities, although I do feel it takes a special sort of person to perservere in Detroit despite all that's happened there and the sideshow that is often local politics.
The "ode to spaceships" above is a unique memorial as per below:
The Horace E. Dodge Fountain
Located at the center of Hart Plaza is the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain, designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1978. Anna Thompson Dodge, the wife of the late Horace Dodge, an auto pioneer, gave the City of Detroit $1,000,000 towards the construction of a fountain in memory of her late husband and son. The stainless steel fountain is composed of two legs topped by a ring to the height of 30 feet above a circular, black granite pool. The fountain contains 300 jets and 300 lights and has a very intricate and computerized lighting and nozzle functions, which can create countless different configurations, dependent on temperature.
By Louis Goggans
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