“Hop in. I need help carrying this beer up the hill.” Those words were spoken to me nearly 16 years ago but I remember them like they were a few months ago. It was a late afternoon on August 15, 1997, and “up the hill” was the mansion across the street from where I worked.
Imagine a young and nervous Elvis Presley getting ready to make his stage debut in front of a crowd that had no idea who he was—and probably didn’t care. They weren’t there for the unknown truck driver from the housing projects of North Memphis. He was just the opening act for country music singer Slim […]
How do you know a city has a soul? Can you feel it, touch it, smell it, or taste it? Close your eyes for a moment. Take a deep breath. Do you smell it? Reach down to the plate and rub your fingers along the rough texture. Do you feel it? Now pick the ribs […]