Sunday, July 3, 2022

Literature

by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- One, two, buckle my shoe. We Three Kings, cheaper by the dozen, it’s a Catch 22 and double jeopardy, then we're back to Square One. In every corner of our lives, we use numbers, we count, we...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- You used to like to skip. Filled with delight, you danced down the sidewalk, not minding at all who was watching. Back then, your body moved with exuberance, your legs took you everywhere fast, you jumped and...
By now most bibliophiles, fellow word nerds and Eric Jerome Dickey super fans have heard of his untimely passing. Memphis born and beloved by many, Eric will leave lasting footprints in the sand, never to be erased or replaced.  Oddly enough,...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- That’s just the way it was. People did things differently in times past. They were a little more likely to judge others, a little less apt to open their minds. They had notions we might think are...
by Phyllis Dixon -- Memphis has a rich musical heritage, with local icons such as Rufus Thomas, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Stax and Hi Records known worldwide.  Drummer Howard Grimes is probably not on that list, but should...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- When you’re a kid, there are so many things to learn. Someone has to teach you your A-B-Cs, and to count to a hundred. You have to learn to tie a knot and set the table and...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- You'd like an explanation, please. Why something is done or not, why permission is denied, you'd like to hear a simple reason. You've been asking "Why?" since you were two years old but now the older you...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- Your birthday card had a Black History postage stamp on it. As always, it was from Grandma and though it's kind of corny, you look forward to it ever year: a blue or red envelope outside, a...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- The grab was savage. You yelped because you weren’t expecting it. Because it shouldn’t have happened. It was rough enough to leave marks on your skin, little round marks like fingertips; for sure, it left marks on...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- You had every intention to stand still that night. Nice try. Your shoulders were shimmying ten seconds after you stepped to a beat, left foot, right foot, through a wall of thump that came from speakers taller...