Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Dallas is not Alone...Memphis, Tennessee's 'Sea of Poverty'
Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a very Happy New Year.
I'm just returning from what has really been a first Christmas vacation - an actual vacation away from home!
I spent Christmas in Southaven, Mississippi with family from there and Memphis, Tennessee and it was great to see everyone. This is a portion of our family we usually don't get to see unless they come here so spending Christmas with them was really special in a number of ways. And, of course, its always good to get away for some R & R!
Of course there were reminders of the work that awaits the end of vacation (which isn't quite over yet!)...
One of my favorite things any time I'm out of town is to read the newspapers in whatever city I'm in. I don't always pour over them carefully, but I pick out articles, editorials and sports to see how life is going in that city. Usually what I find out is that challenges are generally the same there as they are here in Dallas.
For instance, it's probably not a great surprise that Memphis has a problem with poverty...