4:00 PM Oct 7, 2015
Senator Beavers and Rep. Pody are a disgrace and embarrassment to the county and to the state. This proposed legislation is comical at best. I have not decided if Sen. Beavers and legislator Pody are reincarnated from 1777, 1832 or 1861. I refer to the similarity between the Articles of Confederation, John C. Calhoun’s Theory of Nullification or the Civil War, or should I say the War Between the States.
3:00 PM Oct 7, 2015
Labels are funny. On one hand, they help keep us organized. They give our lives structure and order and help us identify certain things. On the other, they limit us in several ways. They have a way of overriding our senses and judgment and modifying our personalities.
9:00 PM Oct 6, 2015
The Shriners were out on the street corners of beautiful downtown Gladeville this past Sunday, collecting money for the shrine hospitals. The people of The Glade are always very generous to the cause. Being a Shriner myself, I know first hand the good work that they do in the children’s orthopedic and burn centers throughout the country.
6:00 PM Oct 6, 2015
As Maureen and I flew to San Francisco last Thursday, I considered writing about the upcoming “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” Festival or expanding on earlier columns about Fred Russell.
5:00 PM Oct 6, 2015
To the Editor: The recent shooting in Oregon has once again brought out the gun control freaks. Once again, they have missed the point.
3:00 PM Oct 5, 2015
Bill and his son recently attended a talk by the Dalai Lama. It was a rare opportunity to engage in a “buddy trip” and receive some inspiration from a man who many would call one of the great spiritual leaders of the world.
10:00 AM Oct 4, 2015
I will turn 53 in October. I prefer carrot cake in case you’re wondering. In my 50s, I notice I do quite a bit of reflection. Why did I dot that thing or not do something else? I also question my decisions with United Way. That probably sounds a little ominous so allow me to explain.
8:00 AM Oct 4, 2015
All people have a natural desire to want to achieve more. Many desires come in the form of more time, more money, more success, more self-esteem, more approval, more groceries and so on. Wanting to achieve more does not make a person corrupt. What usually corrupts a person is their reasoning behind their desired achievements.
4:00 PM Oct 3, 2015
To the Editor: Mr. Roy Denney needs to take a deep breath and calm down before he has a stroke. He doesn’t just have a chip on his shoulder; he has the whole tree!
3:00 PM Oct 3, 2015
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy
9:00 PM Oct 2, 2015
A few weeks back, my wife and I celebrated our 37th anniversary. I often find it sad when people find this amazing. Then when people discover we were married young – I was 18, she was 19 – they are even more astonished.
7:00 PM Oct 2, 2015
Find out who got a thumbs-up this week.
6:00 PM Oct 2, 2015
It’s kind of a trick question: How many people do you know? Don’t cheat. You can’t run and check your Facebook list of friends, nor can you run to other forms of social media and check how many people follow you. And of course, it’s doubtful everyone you know has a Facebook account. My youngest niece, for instance, does not. But she’s in second grade.
8:00 PM Oct 1, 2015
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6:00 PM Oct 1, 2015
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4:00 PM Oct 1, 2015
The holidays are upon us. At least it feels that way.
8:00 PM Sep 30, 2015
The University of Tennessee Extension is promoting a new education campaign designed by the Federal Trade Commission to enlist people over 65 in the effort to recognize and report frauds and scams called Pass it On.