Tennessee hops?

September 13, 2008

Old joke: How do you make a million dollars farming?

Answer: Start with two million. (BA dum!)

“Niche farming” is the idea of focusing on one crop, doing it very well, and making a living at the same time. The beer brewing world is currently suffering from a shortage of hops, an essential ingredient in brew. Most American hops come from the Pacific Northwest, but I don’t see any reason why they can’t be grown in Tennessee. Here’s a link to the Hop Growers of America.

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DayJet comes to Tennessee

September 13, 2008

Earlier this year, James Fallows wrote an interesting piece in the Atlantic Monthly about DayJet, a remarkable new jet taxi service that began in Florida and was expanding throughout the Southeast. Now they’ve finally come to Tennessee.

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R.I.P. Gregory McDonald: Tennessean by choice

September 13, 2008

A remarkable person who chose to live in Tennessee died this week. Gregory McDonald was a the creator of “Fletch,” a crime-solving reporter whose exploits appeared in novels and in the movies. The video below is the trailer for a 1985 Fletch movie starring Chevy Chase.

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