10:00 AM Jul 20, 2014
I have a new T-shirt with the phrase, “Be a Parent, Not a Peer” on the front. What amazes me is that whenever I wear it in public, some parent will just start talking with me about how much they like the shirt and how they agree with the sentiment.
8:00 AM Jul 20, 2014
Food stamp participants can stretch their savings when they learn to coupon. Anyone can coupon, and the principle is virtually the same for all consumers.
6:00 PM Jul 19, 2014
With the exception of supply and demand, I don’t guess things have changed all that much from when I was in school when it comes to the need for a really cool lunchbox.
10:00 PM Jul 18, 2014
I recently read the story of a little girl who had every reason to quit. She was born prematurely. At 4, she contracted polio, which left her leg crooked and caused her foot to turn inward.
6:00 PM Jul 18, 2014
The countdown has begun.
3:00 PM Jul 18, 2014
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet native and NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore.
6:00 PM Jul 17, 2014
We are approaching one of the busiest times of year in Wilson County.
6:00 PM Jul 16, 2014
Finally, finally, finally, after waiting all summer—all year, really—it’s time for a vacation.
6:00 PM Jul 15, 2014
Out here in the Southwest corner, hard copies of The Democrat don’t arrive until five days or later.
8:00 PM Jul 12, 2014
In about a month, the Felkins family will celebrate its two-year anniversary of its move to Lebanon.
9:00 PM Jul 11, 2014
Losing has never come easy for me. That’s not to say that I don’t lose; I have experienced the “agony of defeat” more times than I care to admit.
6:00 PM Jul 11, 2014
Binge-watching. It’s insidious. It creeps up on you. It starts with just one or two episodes, but they’re all there for the taking. Next thing you know, you’ve just watched a whole season of your favorite show.
5:00 PM Jul 11, 2014
Today was a perfect day to mow the lawn. Bright and sunny, the birds were singing, the bees were busy. Yes, today was the perfect day to mow the lawn. As was every day for the last three weeks. If only my lawnmower weren’t down at Snuffy’s Small Engine Repair and Produce.
3:00 PM Jul 11, 2014
Thumbs up to organizers of a backpack giveaway in memory of Reshardo Juantai Clemmons, which will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in the open-air pavilion.

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