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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...

Cult of Ignorance: A Journey Down Blue Highways into Deep...

I was driving through southern Georgia on Tuesday afternoon, when I first heard of the murders in the...

Should We Continue to Allow Legislation by Phone After...

Legislating by phone and not in front of constituents is a questionable idea.

All Things Being Equal: We Are Becoming the Internet

Tech has given voice to anyone who can log into venues like Twitter, Facebook, or even the Flyer website — myself a...

To Those Who Can’t Stay Home

As I write this from my couch, nearly a year into working from home due to the pandemic, I am experiencing both...

Dream Safaris: Savoring the Treasures of a Difficult Year

We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 lockdowns. It’s been a tough year for everyone. My family...

Pipkin Parade: Roughing it in the Vaccination Line

You do feel the needle going in. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. And, depending on the day’s weather, it’s...