New Adventure   Recently updated !

Welcome to Progressive Nashville! This blog, here for progressive Nashvillians and anyone else with an interest, will publish most weekdays starting July 6. In it, you’ll find commentary on all manner of topics, presented from a peace-progressive point of view. Much of it will also speak to the experience of a northern […]


The Grateful Dead says its final goodbye July 5-6 in Chicago

Goodbye Grateful Dead, Again   Recently updated !

This weekend, the Grateful Dead is slated to perform its final shows under that name at Chicago’s Soldier Field, the site of its last performances before Jerry Garcia died in 1995. I’ve been a loyal Deadhead since college, and while I’ve happily immersed myself in various permutations of the re-done Dead […]

This Week in Progressive Nashville

The past week for me, here in Nashville, has been pretty busy.  


The 2015 Hot Chicken Festival comes to Nashville's East Park on July 4.

Hot Chicken for the Fourth   Recently updated !

The federal observance of Independence Day is taking place today, but in Nashville, the real celebration happens on the real day: July 4. That’s when the ninth annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival hits East Nashville’s East Park. From 11am-3pm Saturday,visitors in the thousands are expected to come and sample the seriously […]

What About Dogs and Irishmen?   Recently updated !

It’s easy to forget if you’re sipping a latte in Nashville’s Crema or parambulating around the West End and Vanderbilt University (and if you ignore the state legislature and the gun shop and creationism billboards), but Tennessee is a very, very red state. We’ve had a couple of big, painful […]

Celebrant at June 26 Marriage Equality Decision Day rally in downtown Nashville.