12:30 PM May 16, 2013
My grandfather would have been 105 years old Saturday. When he passed away two years ago, it felt like the end of an era – and in a way, it was. I didn’t see him as often as I would have liked – daily life always seemed to supersede the trek from Tennessee to New Y...
11:00 AM May 9, 2013
A mother gives birth; a mom takes that screaming infant and somehow molds it into a good and moderately productive adult. Moms don’t get nearly enough credit or honor – sure, they have Mothers’ Day, but one day out of the year is a pretty paltry sum for those other 364 da...
2:05 PM May 5, 2013
“No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out.”
12:20 PM May 2, 2013
I don’t pray nearly as much as I need to. I try to when I think about it, but all too often, I find myself bogged down in the hectic rush of day-to-day life. I’m ashamed to admit that, most of the time, my brain is so busy cycling through my to-do list that prayer never ...
10:12 AM Apr 26, 2013
Bryley Felkins, also known as Colby Jack Ninja, is a force to be reckoned with in any world, imaginary or otherwise. Her friend, Jerry, is also pictured (but your guess is a good as mine as to where.)
10:00 AM Apr 25, 2013
I am a music fiend. As I type this column, my beloved Sony noise-canceling earbuds blare a Boston Pops Orchestra rendition of The Nutcracker’s Pas de Deux and block out everything but my computer screen and the music. My coworkers know by this point if they want my attention, ...
10:20 AM Apr 24, 2013
Wilson County is blessed to be the home of so many charitable individuals. Tuesday at Pine Creek Golf Course, locals and celebrities gathered with a common goal - helping local children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to be able to open gifts on Christmas morning. More than 20...
5:22 AM Apr 24, 2013
The good news is I made it to the last session of Lean in Lebanon, but it was touch and go there for a while. Last Thursday, I was feeling a bit out of sorts and, of course, started looking for excuses not to attend Lean in Lebanon. I had a city council budget meeting, my asthma was...
8:01 AM Apr 19, 2013
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” — Bill Gates Friday morning, ...
12:00 PM Apr 18, 2013
It’s not unusual for lawmakers to officially honor people, businesses and organizations. I would wager most, if not all, have proposed dozens of such resolutions during their terms in office. And those resolutions mean a lot to the people being honored; it’s nice to get ...
12:10 PM Apr 11, 2013
When I heard Thursday that a director signed on to remake the ‘90s classic, “Point Break, I was aghast. Part of me understands studios’ un-ending need to remake great – and not-so-great – movies, but that doesn’t mean I like it. Many of these movi...
10:50 AM Apr 6, 2013
“I learned to put 100 percent into what you're doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.”
11:00 AM Apr 5, 2013
I’ve always envied skydivers. I don’t necessarily envy the 130-mile-per-hour fall from 14,000 feet. “I never understood why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane,” my dad, a pilot for 30 years, liked to say. I can’t say that ...
6:00 AM Apr 4, 2013
If Tuesday’s antics from Wilson County Board of Education chairman Don Weathers and education consultant Wayne Qualls were any indication, a letter further delaying the release of open records regarding Wilson County director of schools candidates’ resumes should come as no surprise. ...
5:38 PM Apr 3, 2013
After a week of waiting, pursuing and generally begging on behalf of Wilson County taxpayers and voters, a request was fulfilled Tuesday by Wilson County Board of Education chairman Don Weathers to release the names of those who have applied for the director of schools position. The Lebano...
11:00 AM Mar 29, 2013
There’s nothing to get a person planning like a 5-minute reprieve from winter does. Don’t get me wrong; I love winter. When it snows. But temperatures were barely out of the 40s before I started planning my upcoming adventures in the great outdoors. And I have to ...
11:20 AM Mar 28, 2013
The drawing board at Cumberland University is full of ideas these days for the future of the college and its presence as a leader in Wilson County. There’s little doubt those plans will place the university’s current and future students in a position where they need to be to g...

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