10:00 AM Jun 14, 2015
Are we a charity or a nonprofit? Is there a difference you ask? Charity is both a noun and a verb. For some reason I’ve never liked the term charity. I prefer to think of United Way as an investment resource. We help people invest in their communities, in their neighbors and in themselves.
8:00 AM Jun 14, 2015
With proper freezing and canning preparations, your garden can be a money-saving, timesaving success. Advance preparation makes the difference, but with harvesting comes many questions:
4:00 PM Jun 13, 2015
“I don’t stop eating when I’m full. The meal isn’t over when I’m full. It’s over when I hate myself.” — Comedian Louis C.K.
3:00 PM Jun 13, 2015
There’s plenty to be excited about if you live in Lebanon and Wilson County.
6:00 PM Jun 12, 2015
I just had to write to someone about Lebanon’s Senior Center. After retiring as a nurse with the state of Tennessee for 20-plus years, I agreed to take a twice-weekly nurse’s position at the senior center. I was amazed at how many activities that are provided for these folks.
5:00 PM Jun 12, 2015
Thumbs up and thumbs down for the week.
4:00 PM Jun 12, 2015
I’m old enough to remember when computers were small enough to fit into a large room. And both my parents, knowing my interest in computers, wanted me to learn something called “binary code.”
5:00 PM Jun 11, 2015
When it comes to the topic of mental health most seem to shy away from the conversation. It is no different here in Wilson County than anywhere else.
4:00 PM Jun 11, 2015
Whatever one might think of the way the United States uses its military might, there’s really no excuse for not honoring our nation’s veterans.
10:00 PM Jun 10, 2015
It’s “fly swatter season” in Wilson County. I have noticed that fly populations are trending upward. Warmer weather and rain showers help make for the perfect “fly breeding haven.” Flies are not just irritating but can cause production losses in cattle.
9:30 PM Jun 10, 2015
According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is responsible for the majority of fires in the kitchen. You can prevent kitchen fires by taking these steps.
4:00 PM Jun 10, 2015
I love music. I had approximately two months worth of music on my personal laptop at one point during college, which is less than the amount of music I had on the desktop.
3:00 PM Jun 10, 2015
Transit is already a major issue. Can you possibly imagine what transit issues will be forthcoming with another million people are living here?
4:00 PM Jun 9, 2015
Somewhere past “the second star to the right, and straight on till morning,” there once was a real “Neverland.”
10:00 PM Jun 8, 2015
There’s another example of trying to get South to play the hand, as well as a different bidding system, by the “silver” people. (shown below)
4:00 PM Jun 8, 2015
You may think we’re talking about our smartphone cameras, but we’re actually more concerned with discussing how we understand and feel about ourselves. We’ve enlisted the help of Dr. Ellen Slicker for this discussion, professor of Professional Counseling at Middle Tennessee State University and private-practice psychologist. She has shared some of her research, citing Dr. David Elkind, psychologist and educator, in his book, Egocentrism in Adolescence.
2:00 PM Jun 7, 2015
In case you haven’t noticed, I like to talk about the United Way of Wilson County. In part, I do so because it’s my job, but more than that, I do so because I believe in the things our United Way does for Wilson County. Normally, I present information about the programs specifically for Wilson County since that’s what our donors’ funds support.

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