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Among homelessness and drugs, Shadid Muhammad found himself and a purpose when he found art

Ashshahid Muhammad, 39, originally from Memphis, grew up in the streets for many years, before eventually finding himself through art.

At the age of 13, Shadid, as most call him, was involved in a robbery. 1,678 more words

Nashville

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#MeetMyFriends

I Remember: The Understory

Raise a glass

In remembrance of

Fire and strip poker and getting away with it,

The parents that raised you and the parents that gave you life. 119 more words

Understories

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As always, my friend Cary's roundup of the evenings stories are a masterpiece of deep listening.

Jeannie Alexander - A Bee's Dream

At Tenx9’s “I Remember” night, Jeannie Alexander spun a masterful narrative about remembering her grandfather–his grace, words, and beekeeping. 

I remember my grandfather’s smell. It is my first memory. 1,199 more words

Tenx9

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A beautifully written story shared last night by Jeannie Alexander.

When The Narrows Came On Me Like I Was In the Trash Compactor In Star Wars

I shared this story at Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville on March 23, 2015. This was my 13th story at Tenx9 Nashville.

When The Narrows Came On Me Like I Was In the Trash Compactor In Star Wars… 924 more words

Tales From My Life

LA MEDIA NARANJA


There is an expression in Mexico, “La Media Naranja.” Literally this means half the orange, but like most things in español, it isn’t a literal translation. 384 more words

REflections

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Be whole.

Kate Savage - Nashville

Here is the lively story on Occupy Nashville from Tenx9 newcomer Kate Savage.

Tenx9

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This story is just fantastic. And very funny.

Nashville - The Understory

Here is the summary of Tenx9’s September theme “Nashville,” written by the brilliant Cary Gibson. This is the story we all told of our city.  556 more words

Tenx9

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My lovely tribe.