Flowers in Knoxville, Paris and London

Flower Stand in London Roses in London One of the most delightful elements of my time in both London and Paris this summer was the bright, beautiful flowers. I’m not one to attempt to grow a flower and I can’t tell you the names of very many of them, but I have to say that […]

Transportation: A Leaf, Europe and Smarttrips All in One Post!

All-electric Nissan Leaf, Knoxville Nissan Leaf parked on Walnut Street Downtown Knoxville has its first Nissan Leaf. I’m pretty sure Mr. John Craig, local developer and Knox Heritage board member is parking the first of these all-electric cars on our city streets. Guilty before of a little Prius envy (resolved), I’m feeling a little stir […]

Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville: Pere Lachaise Cimetiere, Paris

Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, July 2011 Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville Walking through Pere Lachaise Cimetiere in Paris made me think about Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, which is our best known cemetery and our most beloved if you read Jack Neely, who mentions it often. I’d never walked through it, so I decided this would be a […]

Jim Morrison, Pere Lachaise and Forty Years

Two days ago I traveled to Nashville with Urban Daughter to see Bob Dylan and Leon Russell at the Ryman auditorium. We love seeing Bob, of course, and the Ryman Auditorium is a very special place to me. What I didn’t realize until later was that we were to see two of the primary performers at […]

Music in London and Paris

After that small diversion for food, how about we continue our August with a musical lift to our spirits?  Hopefully this is the month the sidewalks stop melting, air-quality alerts cease to depress us and Henley Street becomes a beautiful boulevard. OK, maybe two out of three. College football starts later this month, in any case, and some of […]