Speaking of Gates of Memphis, I used to check that blog pretty regularly but hadn't in a while and was gratified to read this post.
Basically, he lays out all the good things and potential good things about Memphis that I felt but couldn't necessarily put into words when I started this blog. Instead, I encapsulated it into one word: Gritty. His post does a MUCH better job and is a great, inspiring read for any Memphian. Check it!