I’ll be honest… it’s been a tough few years to be a Memphis Tigers football fan. Ever since DeAngelo Williams left to the NFL, there haven’t been many wins and there’s been some coaching changes. It’s corresponded with my full-fledged baptism as a Vanderbilt Commodores football fan, which also started out with some rough patches and speed bumps as I learned about the heartbreak that comes with that. BUT THEN JAMES FRANKLIN ARRIVED and Vandy football has become a force … →
If you haven’t read my post, Because of Mary, I highly recommend you read that before you read this post. It provides some necessary context for what I write below. A few tears streamed down my face as I fell asleep last night reading this article. Sobs came this morning as I tried to relay to my wife, Palmer, the tragedy of Robert Ethan Saylor. In early January, at a movie theater in a mall in Frederick, Maryland, a 26-year … →
The last time we checked in on Feeny Friday, we had our first-ever special non-Friday version of Feeny Friday to announce the news that Mr. George Feeny would be returning to the new Disney Channel Boy Meets World spin-off, Girl Meets World. Now, we can gladly announce what we all knew would be true in our hearts all along…
As Palmer and my second wedding anniversary approaches, friends often ask the question of what I’ve learned in marriage. I’ve written about the power of marriage before. Some of our contemporary society’s most divisive and polarizing debates concern the fundamental nature of what marriage is or what marriage is not. More than half of American marriages end in divorce. There are countless posts out there on the internet written by conservatives, liberals, and everyone in-between about the nature of marriage, … →
As we continue to strive at The Wise Guise to highlight various topics and various voices, we’ve been honored to be able to interview Tennesseans who are making big splashes in various aspects of life. This week, we’re honored to interview Jason Hood, who currently lives in Memphis with his wife and four kids under the age of ten. He’s also a professor and pastor. His book, “Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern,” was recently published. Check out … →
June 6, 1944. One of the turning points in modern history. You don’t have to be a history nerd like me to realize the importance of that day on everything that came afterwards. The sacrifices. The courage. The odds stacked against us. The first research paper I ever wrote analyzed D-Day, why it should have failed, and why it succeeded. But I’m hardly qualified, on this day, to provide any sort of wisdom or reflection. Besides, my best friend Jay … →
When I sat down to interview Tennessee State Senator Jim Tracy, he was on the campaign trail. On that sunny spring afternoon in May 2013, Senator Tracy wasn’t campaigning for re-election to the TN State Senate, but for Tennessee’s 4th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Why is he already campaigning in early 2013 for a U.S. congressional seat currently held by the Republican Party? Well, that’s just the beginning of the story.