Month: May 2018

BACK BURNING

There is strategy that is used to fight wildfires out west; it’s called back burning. Back burning involves starting small fires along a manmade or natural firebreak in front of a main fire front. Back burning reduces the amount of fuel… Read More ›

SO HERE WE ARE…

We have now officially arrived at where over a year ago I predicted we would, in the midst of an ugly conversation on race. Nashville has long been overdue for a conversation on race and how it plays out in… Read More ›

DANCING WITH PORCUPINES

Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo and Juliet opens with servants of the Montagues and Capulets crossing paths at the market. The two families are at odds with each other, and the servants consider themselves representatives of the families and therefore must engage… Read More ›

REFLECTIONS

The clock on the cable box says 2:36 AM. I’m asleep on the couch because I worked late last night, and I didn’t want to disturb my wife when I got home. It was the presence of the little body… Read More ›

WORDS FROM BILL FREEMAN

This is a piece written by Bill Freeman for the Tennessean Tribune that I feel deserves a reprint. If you are not familiar with Freeman, I urge you to do your homework. He’s a businessman, a philanthropist, a father, a… Read More ›

STUDYING THE ROADMAP

This weekend, I did a lot reading on Nashville’s financial situation and the changing of the guard in Prince George’s County Public Schools. The two would seem to have little in common, but I think both offer lessons of value. At… Read More ›