Springtime Interlude – the changing of seasons

I realize this title sounds metaphorical, like this entry could have profound meaning or life lessons involved, but it’s literally merely my thoughts and observations on springtime here. Just wanted to put that disclaimer upfront. Nothing too deep in this entry. But, if you like nature and pretty pictures, then you’re in luck my friend. … Continue reading Springtime Interlude – the changing of seasons

Mardi Gras: trying to decipher this crazy celebration

As promised, here’s a post about Mardi Gras. Turns out there was a lot that I did not know about this unique holiday. I will attempt to relay my preconceived notions, what I’ve gathered from locals, what I’ve learned from my own limited research, as well as personal observations with it here in Memphis and … Continue reading Mardi Gras: trying to decipher this crazy celebration

Ruminations on Race: Learning more about our Nation’s injustices

Since moving to Tennessee, we have had the opportunity to visit a number of sites honoring the history and complexity of racial issues that have faced, and continue to face, our country. We have conversed with many people whose families have lived for generations in the South, as well as made our own observations about … Continue reading Ruminations on Race: Learning more about our Nation’s injustices

Seattle vs. Memphis Vol. 3

Happy New Year y’all! To start off 2019 I thought I’d write another entry to point out some differences I’ve noticed whilst living here, versus my Northwest hometown. Although many of the examples in my previous posts more-or-less pointed out the obvious (but hopefully in a somewhat amusing way?), several of the following definitely surprised … Continue reading Seattle vs. Memphis Vol. 3