10:16 AM May 18, 2014
It was possibly the most far-reaching decision made by government in Wilson County in more than a decade, but not in a good way.
6:00 PM May 16, 2014
I remember when I was a child and teenager and the wait for my birthday seemed like an eternity.
3:00 PM May 16, 2014
Thumbs up to organizers of the Go Johnny Go 5K Walk/Run 10K and the Johnny Keel Welness Foundation for presenting $5,000 to Sherry’s Run, which is the largest grassroots, faith-based organization in Wilson County that serves and makes a difference in the lives of families who are fighting cancer. The Go Johnny Go event is Saturday at 7 a.m. at Sports Village in Lebanon.
2:15 PM May 16, 2014
First, we have to be intentional. We have to begin scheduling rest, on purpose, into our calendars with the same, or higher, priority as the other things that dominate our time currently. If we have proven anything thus far, it’s that rest is not going to just happen for us by accident. There are way too many people and “opportunities” chasing and scratching for our time and attention to just leave our time to rest to chance. We have to be intentional.
6:00 PM May 15, 2014
Draft weekend has ended, and now everybody gets to critique their respective team’s choices. I have to say that I am pretty pleased with the Titans.
3:00 PM May 15, 2014
Thursday is National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and there’s something to celebrate in Wilson County.
6:00 PM May 14, 2014
As I discussed in my most recent column, last week marked the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, and with it a tandem of new trophies and topics to be seen and heard.
2:15 PM May 14, 2014
Ahhh, how I love Italy with its golden hillsides sleeping lazily in the summer sun; its ancient villages with buildings that seem to lean on each other over narrow cobblestone streets; shop windows filled with hanging sausages, fresh pasta, and local cheese; bustling market squares with carts full of fresh flowers and seasonal vegetables; and the warm afternoon air filled with the scent of herbs.
2:00 PM May 14, 2014
During the decade I’ve lived in Wilson County, I have often found myself asking, “Where is the good food?”
1:00 PM May 14, 2014
There were several things wrong with a vote by the Wilson County Board of Education to ban a book from schools’ freshman reading list during a regular meeting about a week ago.
10:00 PM May 13, 2014
With the end of the school year fast-approaching, high school students are bombarded with a nearly indescribable (and much less than awesome) mixture of feelings: excitement, apathy, and stress.
6:00 PM May 13, 2014
I write this on my last day in Lebanon for a while; when you read this, I will be back in the Southwest corner.
5:00 PM May 13, 2014
I like to think of myself as a pretty smart person. I hardly ever have to add or subtract small numbers on my fingers (okay, that’s a lie) and I’m proud to say I haven’t turned left at a red light in a very long time. But ever since I became a mom almost 4 years ago, I have suffered from a condition that leaves you perpetually confused, stressed out, and somewhat loopy: mom-brain.
7:00 PM May 10, 2014
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” — Steve Jobs
8:00 PM May 9, 2014
One of the hardest and most satisfying jobs I ever had was working as a captain/waiter at Casa Gristanti Restaurant in Louisville, Ky.

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