My roots are rural. My life today is very urban. As a youth, I worked in cotton and soybean fields, but today I fight the flow of traffic and enjoy the advantages of city life. A son just moved to Nashville and commented how much he enjoyed being back in a big city. That’s all he’s ever known, having been born in a city of 3-4 million and reared in another of 600 thousand. But I almost think I could slip back into the rural life — without the field work — that once was so much a part of me.