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Jun 08 2014

The Graduation…

A couple of weekends ago, I made a very short trip back to Memphis, my third in the two years since I left. The sole motivation for this trip was to see the first freshmen I’d ever taught graduate from high school. Of course, I got to spend quality time with some of my dearest…

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Feb 21 2014

The Love Letter to a City…

I recently met someone here in Philadelphia who had, surprisingly, actually been to Memphis (trust me, it doesn’t happen often), and she said Memphis was one of two cities she had ever traveled to for a former job that had wildly surpassed her [admittedly low] expectations for it. (The other was Louisville.) It was a…

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May 16 2013

The Road Home…

Tomorrow, this time, I will be on my way to Memphis. I will be completely done with my first year of law school and completely free for five beautiful summer days in a city that still, inexplicably yet somehow predictably, has my heart. I think it might have something to do with the idea behind…

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Mar 12 2013

The Second Visit…

After over half a year in Philadelphia, I returned to Memphis over my spring break last week, and it was such a thrill. It was the first time – since moving away – that I could call myself a visitor to Memphis. I was only in the city for one full day, and much of…

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Dec 31 2009

The First Visit…

I’m not ready to use words like “beautiful” or “amazing” to describe Memphis – yet, but I was really pleased with my short trip there over winter break. It seems like a very vibrant place to live, and I’m sure it’s even nicer when the weather is actually non-wintery. I hope I get interviews/a placement…

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Nov 21 2009

The Beginning…

Since I found out about my acceptance to the 2010 corps, I’ve had two songs stuck in my head: “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn and “Memphis” by Jessica Harp. Needless to say, I’ve had Memphis on the brain almost constantly for the past two weeks. I’ve never been to Memphis. I’ve never been to…

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