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Return To Patten Towers

“Everybody knows ya’ll Patten Towers people call the ambulance just to get a free ride to the hospital.” more »

Sep 12, 2013 by

Independence Day, Independent Views: COA

"COA first began as a conversation between Megan Hollenbeck, Chris Brooks, myself. We had all recognized that there was something deeply wrong with Chattanooga." more »

Jul 4, 2013 by

My Lynyrd Skynyrd Odyssey (By Way of Jack Kerouac)

When Lynyrd Skynyrd arrived, the South was still being depicted as a bizarre, bloody land peopled by a race of hateful, backwoods cotton farmers. Bob Dylan sang “Oxford Town,” where everybody had “their heads bowed down” in shame. more »

Jun 6, 2013 by in Music

A Southern Writer's Journal: Johnny Cash at Nickajack

But in 1967, the music men in Nashville were saying that the Man in Black was through. He stood six foot two, weighed 150 pounds and had long been strung out on cocaine, pills and booze. Johnny Cash was sick. more »

Apr 18, 2013 by (1 Comments)