Whatever destiny may have in store for it, Memphis has always been essentially a real estate deal.A beautiful no-holds barred essay on Memphis. It could be assigned to Memphis schoolchildren but somebody would complain about the Casey Jones part.
Speaking of holes barred, autoegocrat and Paul Ryburn are absolutely right -- Thaddeus Matthews' coverage of Main Street Sweeper is awesome.
Finally, check out 55-40's breakdown of the 4 industries of Memphis (3 aren't represented on the Seal).
Destiny? If we don't create a separation of politician and real estate developer, Memphis' destiny could be a nuclear waste dump.