Monument Battle Lines Drawn in Knoxville – But Are the Lines Really That Clear?

It’s not a new issue, by any means, and Charlottesville was not the first place it played out. New Orleans recently removed many of the statues commemorating the Confederacy. One constituted a memorial to the white citizens who re-established white control of the city in 1874 in a bloody battle leaving 100 injured or dead. […]

End of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemorated in Knoxville

As I walked through Krutch Park last Saturday on my way to a delightful discussion of downtown with a small group of parishioners at the First Presbyterian Church, I passed a friend among the gathering groups of civil war reenactors and other interested parties. With a smile he asked, “Are we ever going to get […]

Pecha Kucha, July 2013

Pecha Kucha occurs quarterly, which would seem to give me plenty of notice, but somehow it slips up on my all the time. Confounding the surprise factor is the fact that the event changes venue almost every time. It started at the Jackson Avenue Workshops (which I attended), then moved various places over the next […]