6:00 PM Mar 17, 2015
Good government is open government.That statement rings true not only for Wilson County, but also for government both big and small across our great nation.
5:00 PM Mar 17, 2015
In this column last week, I promised to focus this column on Lebanon and its occupants.
4:00 PM Mar 17, 2015
Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation.
6:00 PM Mar 14, 2015
If you ever want to know someone really well, take a trip with him or her. Then again, there are some things that probably should just remain a mystery.
4:00 PM Mar 14, 2015
Medical tourism is big business worldwide; it’s estimated that 1 to 2 million people travel abroad for services ranging from cancer treatment to tummy tucks. But a pregnant woman who comes to the United States to give birth gets something even more valuable than medical care: U.S. citizenship for her baby.
5:00 PM Mar 13, 2015
I saw the first sign of spring today. A robin. It was dead in a snowdrift, frozen solid as a TV dinner. I saw it while I shoveled the driveway yesterday.
4:00 PM Mar 13, 2015
In August of 1990 my brother, Patrick, and I started a small product and tooling design engineering company called Precision Concepts, Inc. The business was born out of personal necessity while the country was dealing with a recession.
3:00 PM Mar 13, 2015
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet native and NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore and his Expedition 42 crew on their successful return to Earth after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.
5:00 PM Mar 12, 2015
It seems that we are surrounded these days with proposals for expanded healthcare due to the needs of the people in our communities without some type of coverage or benefits.
4:00 PM Mar 12, 2015
Last week, the Senate took an important step to stopping a harmful rule that would take away employers’ right to free speech and jeopardize employees’ right to privacy.
3:00 PM Mar 12, 2015
Saturday marked my annual visit to the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, and apparently everyone else in the Nashville area had the same idea as my family and I did.
6:00 PM Mar 11, 2015
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
2:00 PM Mar 10, 2015
The fastest way to shut down access to government records is to charge fees people can’t afford to pay.
1:02 PM Mar 10, 2015
As I write this column in the Southwest corner, I feel pulled in two directions.
8:00 PM Mar 9, 2015
This is the year when many of us dads will resolve to make a change in how we parent our children. We’ll decide to listen more, be more present, be more forgiving and understanding—perhaps even to be a better husband.
12:00 PM Mar 9, 2015
More than 30 years ago I hired an elderly man to build my house. We had a bit of a vocabulary problem.
12:00 PM Mar 8, 2015
The last few weeks have brought us ice, snow, rain, floods and even a pinch of warm weather.

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