Honoring Heroes

Between shooting for Nashville and newly driving for Uber (gotta buy groceries!), had almost no time last week; apologies. Hoping this week will be less stressful and more forgiving. We’ll see. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening through Thursday in Music City, and one happening is huge: Thursday is Runoff Election Day. TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 […]

Wow, the weekend is upon us, and it could not come at a better time! On tap we have a cheap just for fun Friday happening, socializing with socialists, an opportunity for transgender and queer folk to express themselves, and more. Let’s get to it!

Former President Jimmy Carter announced yesterday that he has an advanced form of cancer that was discovered during recent liver surgery. Even worse, the cancer apparently has spread throughout the humanitarian’s body.

I’m just going to say it, however rude it sounds (and it’s ruder in the full article): Screw cancer.

Some of you know that I am a Deadhead. As you probably can imagine, on this, the 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s passing, my head and heart are filled with thoughts of the late Grateful Dead guitarist.

Tomorrow and Saturday, some good Nashville peaceniks are making their way to Knoxville, where the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance is hosting its annual peace protest to remember the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Got some free time over the next two days, and have a hankering to do some good? Learn how you can be part of the journey and celebration. And check out other Friday activities in Nashville.

Mandela Day, fast becoming an international observance, offers us an opportunity to ponder our responsibility to those around us, to reflect on what good we are doing, and to commit to what we will do to change the world.

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