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Lawmakers tackle the issue of poverty

NASHVILLE — ” Memphis is the biggest city in the state; Memphis needs to do well.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam gave the “blueprint for prosperity” his backing Friday afternoon. 197 more words


Meet Deveron Robertson

Meeting Deveron Robertson

 Last Saturday, I was riding my bike on the Cardinal Greenway. I didn’t notice, but I was singing a folk song at the top of my lungs, “smoking long black Cadillac the engine winding down, parked it up on the sidewalk. 1,405 more words

Philippines - Crocodile's Paradise

May 15, 2013 I woke up from my weekend slumber into a chaotic early election morning. Having protested my right to vote I gathered myself up to make a quick tour of the barely awoken neighborhood to do just about nothing but check on the commotion. 205 more words



Composed 4/24/15
Description: Something that came to me late last night.

Hold your tongue for the helpless
Save your pity for pride
We live murmuring question marks… 52 more words


Dental care - the great gap in our subsidised healthcare system

I live in a good place when it comes to health care access. Most things are either heavily subsidised or free. One of the glaring omissions, however, is dental care. 575 more words


A coal town collapse, part 2

 On December 8, 1949, residents picked up The Republican to read: “Shallmar Residents Are Near Starvation, Urgent Appeal Made For Food, Clothing and Cash.” It was a front page story under the masthead of the newspaper. 891 more words