10:00 PM May 2, 2014
In most small towns, the biggest and most elegant building on Main Street is the funeral home. Or an old-age home. These buildings always look as if they might be the starring attraction in Stephen King’s next novel.
9:00 PM May 2, 2014
Most people who attend church, and many who don’t, know what a “confession” is. Attorneys and judges and juries hear them all the time. So do priests and occasionally pastors. Sometimes people tell something about themselves they are not sure how others will receive. Sometimes it’s an admission to some wrongdoing or even a crime. Sometimes it’s just something embarrassing.
6:00 PM May 2, 2014
I’m not normally all that interested in trends.
2:00 PM May 2, 2014
Thumbs up to The Band Perry for performing as a reward to Wilson Central High School students on Monday as winners of Celebrate My Drive. The contest, sponsored by State Farm, encouraged safe driving habits by asking school supporters to vote for their favorite school. Wilson Central won the national contest and received $100,000 in addition to the concert.
9:00 PM May 1, 2014
As I began this column, I reviewed the chapters of the manuscript which started me in writing about business leadership.
6:00 PM May 1, 2014
On Wednesday morning, I visited Fayetteville in Lincoln County, where we lost two Tennesseans as a result of Monday’s tornadoes. Crissy’s and my deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all affected by these devastating storms.
10:00 PM Apr 29, 2014
When you read this, I will be in Lebanon, but as I write, I’m in Texas.
9:00 PM Apr 29, 2014
I like to cook. I could tell you this is because I really appreciate the beauty of the culinary arts, but the truth is I like to eat. I’ve been known to come up with a fabulous recipe or two, but I am not perfect.
7:15 PM Apr 29, 2014
Interesting thing about preschoolers, they love food, but it seems like they barely eat. Seriously, how do they survive? This is true for the ones I know, at least.
6:00 PM Apr 29, 2014
Newspapers, particularly newspapers in smaller communities, have many responsibilities, one of those is the task of ensuring its readers and the community it serves is informed when it comes to candidates running for elections.
6:00 PM Apr 25, 2014
Coffee is a special kind of weakness for me.
3:00 PM Apr 25, 2014
Thumbs up to members of the Mt. Juliet Police Department, the Fire Department of Mt. Juliet and Wilson Emergency Management Agency for staging a mock accident, including an extrication as well as a visit from LifeFlight, to help impress upon students the consequences of driving under the influence.
6:00 PM Apr 24, 2014
There’s nothing like a good baseball game to let you know that spring has truly arrived.
6:00 PM Apr 23, 2014
Rally, I’m cracking up at myself even thinking about this.
10:00 PM Apr 22, 2014
Trash TV is wonderful. Anyone who claims otherwise is not to be trusted. Sure, it’s easy to turn up one’s nose at television’s low-brow programs and declare that you would never watch such filth, but everyone has a guilty pleasure.
6:00 PM Apr 22, 2014
Last week, Maureen and I had a marvelous adventure, not far away, just up the road in Long Beach.