• Richard Murff

On Monuments to the Living

In which we discuss Dolly Parton’s request that the state of Tennessessee not honor her with a statue in the capital - and wait until after she’s gone. Is it wise to to put up monuments to the living when the dead can barely survive posterity? Per usual, we go a little wide on the subject, but what to do when your statue of Dolly, so to speak, turns into a Jolene?