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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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Convert Vaccine Skeptics

Now that anyone in this part of the country who wants a COVID vaccine can get one, the difficulty has switched from...

Stacking The Deck: Tennessee Legislature Rigs the Game...

When courts tell you you’ve violated the Constitution, one response would be to try to do better. Another approach...

Cancel Culture Through the Ages

I spent a long time battling with cancel culture. Growing up, cancel culture was an evangelical Christian thing. They...

The Big Flip: Memphis Needs to Keep Homeownership Affordable

There’s an expression that many city dwellers use, and now that I am back in Memphis, it comes to my mind frequently:...

A Year In the Numbers: The Ups and Downs of COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 has flooded reporters with daily data and I’ve been swimming in it for a year. Nearly every single day, I’ve...

Rum Diary: A Ramble Down Memory Lane in the Bahamas

If there is one thing I have really missed during the lockdown due to the pandemic, it’s traveling. Especially with...