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Warning Shot

Some of you may remember that back in 2015 the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced plans to shut...

Farewell, Forrest

For some time, I’ve been the de facto book reviewer for the Memphis Flyer, as well as Memphis magazine and Memphis...

But I Digress …

So remind me again … what day is it? I know it was two or three Wednesdays ago that I announced my retirement as...

Where Has My City Gone?

One morning, my girlfriend woke up to see our view was gone. It happened in stages. At first we noticed scraps of...

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Tennessee-Style

This is my fourth column in the editor’s chair. At least, it is if my math is right. Somehow it’s been a month. I’ve...

Holding Our Own Against the State as Gender Bully

Staying up late at night, worried about your children is a common occurrence for all parents. What are they watching...

The Gambler

Last weekend, my girlfriend Sydnie and I did something we hadn’t done since the first months of 2020 — maybe since...

A New Day in a Memphis on the Rise

When I say I’m from Memphis, I say it with pride. I used to shy away from revealing my hometown but not anymore. You...

Ponder This

Last week, with little time to spare, I scrapped a perfectly serviceable column intended for this space. Inspired by...

Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables: All Forms of Energy Are...

On May 8th, my wife and I pulled into a local gas station and filled the family car’s tank. It wasn’t intended as a...