Friday thoughts

More wilderness in South Knoxville. A new park, too. Maybe some hikers could check that out someday instead of getting stranded in the woods.

Off the cuff: Seeing this expansion of wilderness harnesses some new part of an identity for a part of the city that may be feeling cut off from the world, what with the reminders that the area is open. Personally, one of my favorite record shops in town is out there.

You have outdoors access growing, seemingly, every month. Trials by the mile. One wonders if there’s an if-you-build-it-they-will-come action going on there. We’ll see.

It will be interesting to watch the wilderness world unfold through the city in coming days, months, years …

That said, I gotta head down to the outfitter and get some gaiters to head out to the Smokies Snowkies this weekend for a little hiking.

Here’s why you won’t get an “I voted” sticker Tuesday, via Mike, via Cari. Dang. But I did get an “I registered” sticker when I signed up earlier in the year. See, I’m new to town and had to do all that. No library card yet, so no telling how I can vote anyway.

Speaking of voting, if you’re interested in another take on how the presidential elections here are going, check out this series of videos from Vice about the foreign correspondents here who are following the campaign. To say nothing of the politics, it is interesting to see what outsiders think of the circus.

Bringing it back around, check out Donila’s work on all the Knox County charter amendments this weekend, and the short piece on the city’s pension referendum alongside it. The vote is at the bottom of the ballot, remember.

About Gerald

A reporter in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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