8:00 PM Mar 1, 2014
Editor’s Note: This column is an adaptation from previous columns written in 2008 and again in 2011, both published in the Times-Journal in Fort Payne, Ala.
6:00 PM Feb 28, 2014
The big techie news of the week is about a soon-to-be-released app that can turn virtually anyone into a speed-reader.
6:00 PM Feb 27, 2014
I have said this before in a column, but I think it bears repeating. Mother Nature is bipolar.
9:00 AM Feb 27, 2014
New earth was uncovered beginning last week on the planned Wilson County Veterans Park, and it’s certainly a welcome sight to see.
6:00 PM Feb 26, 2014
With the Olympics winding down this week, I’m sure the throngs and throngs of you who read this column believe the title to be related to this year’s winter affair in Sochi.
9:00 AM Feb 25, 2014
For most, just showing up for work simply doesn’t cut it. But that’s what happened a week ago when Ward 2 Councilor Fred Burton decided not to vote on the proposed Cumberland Center Development District during the Lebanon City Council’s most recent regular meeting.
9:00 AM Feb 22, 2014
“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus
9:00 AM Feb 21, 2014
I don’t recall the first time I heard the nickname Dixie Alley, but it’s one that’s stuck with me for years.
6:00 PM Feb 20, 2014
I have officially found a new sport on ice, besides hockey, that I thoroughly enjoy watching. And, in complete contrast to hockey, which features bone crushing hits and the occasional fight (which usually elicits as many or more cheers as the game itself), this sport has none of that.
9:00 AM Feb 20, 2014
We hear from time to time about advocates working on behalf of children – those who do not have the means or the capacity otherwise to defend or support themselves on their own. There are quite a few entities that serve that purpose.
6:00 PM Feb 19, 2014
On the same day that the president discussed income inequality during his State of the Union address, I introduced legislation that would allow $2,100 federal scholarships to follow 11 million low-income children to any public or private accredited school of their parents’ choice.
9:00 AM Feb 19, 2014
One of the benefits of having moved around more than a handful of times is having a bit of perspective. When you live in a community and to boot, when you publish a newspaper in that community, it doesn’t take long to develop a point of view about the place, people and politics in that community. Everywhere I’ve lived has been unique, but most had their share of challenges.
8:00 PM Feb 18, 2014
My 3-year-old daughter had never asked me about my tattoo until last week. It came up while I was changing. She asked me what the picture on my back was and where it came from. I paused. Should I tell her it’s a tattoo or just a picture? Should I mention that it hurt? Should I say I regret it or subtly discourage her from getting a tattoo one day?
6:00 PM Feb 18, 2014
There have been many questions about the new Amp service that is proposed and how it will affect Wilson County.
4:00 PM Feb 15, 2014
Although smartphones have been around since 1997, coupon apps are still slowly making their way into the consumer’s practice. The majority of couponers still depend on print publications for the majority of their savings, however, as smartphones continue to revolutionize the way we live, more and more consumers are tapping into the new technology associated with smartphone store savings.
9:00 AM Feb 15, 2014
Speed skating…nope. Bobsled…nada. Ski jumping…not in a million years. Skeleton…you’ve got to be kidding. Cross-country skiing…no way.

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