6:00 PM May 22, 2014
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, many people have their minds on cookouts, trips to visit relatives, vacations and all manner of other things.
10:00 PM May 21, 2014
Cancer…Wow, never thought I’d hear that word on my 72nd birthday. I heard those words last year, and my life changed. I thought I was doing all the right things, going for checkups, having mammograms, trying to exercise a little each day and staying busy with my family, friends, crafts and spending time between Lebanon and my home in the Smoky Mountains.
9:00 PM May 21, 2014
Every where you look, you can find an abundance of simple, sweet wines in Tennessee. You don’t have to go far to find muscadine, Concord and a host of other sweeties in bottles with homemade labels. In our Southern climate, it’s just easier to grow these sweet, thick-skinned grapes than to cultivate the more temperamental European wine grapes.
8:00 PM May 21, 2014
As a chef, it is important to me to promote local and small businesses. This week, I wanted let you know a few ways to buy amazing food locally and save some money.
6:00 PM May 21, 2014
I had all but set in stone my column topic for this week, a glimpse inside this year’s Billboard Music Awards, but then something even better happened.
6:00 PM May 20, 2014
Unlike the last two times, Maureen and I did not feel threatened by the San Diego wildfires this past week.
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.

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