Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina devastated the beautiful city of New Orleans. At the time of this tragic event, I was serving as President of the Tennessee Bar Association.
In my President’s Column in the October, 2005 edition of the Tennessee Bar Journal, I wrote about the experience of Katrina and how Tennessee lawyers responded to it. With the permission of the Tennessee Bar Association, I am republishing this column, “Heartbreak Followed by Action.”
BEIJING, CHINA, August 1, 2015 -
This afternoon Claudia and I will board a United Airways jumbo jet for the long flight home to the good ole U.S. of A. Our flight leaves Beijing at 4:00 p.m. today. It arrives in Chicago at 4:00 p.m. today.
During my brief time in China, I’ve learned that I have at least one important thing in common with the Chinese people. I’m a sports fan, and this is one sports-crazy nation.
SHANGHAI: Ni Hao from China where it is already tomorrow! China is a day ahead of Tennessee. Actually it’s about a century ahead.
On Tuesday during my lunch hour, I made a beeline to Burke’s Book Store in midtown Memphis.
Burke’s is one of my favorite places in Memphis.
It is literally a literary landmark.