7:30 PM Jul 21, 2015
Summer is almost over, which means my 52-weeks as student fashion columnist with The Lebanon Democrat will be over, and there will no longer be a weekly Tuesday read about fashion from me.
4:00 PM Jul 21, 2015
This is the 400th column I’ve written on these pages. That’s almost eight years of weekly notes from the Southwest corner.
3:00 PM Jul 21, 2015
I extend my sincerest condolences to the families of our servicemen whose lives were taken in a horrific act of planned terrorism. Having served both in the military and as a law enforcement officer in Tennessee, I have a deep and abiding gratitude and respect for anyone who chooses to serve in uniform.
2:00 PM Jul 20, 2015
Tom Tozer and Bill Black are authors of “Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers.” Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @dads2dadsllc. They are available for workshops. Contact them at tomandbill@dads2dadsllc.com.
8:00 AM Jul 20, 2015
When you make a mistake do you own up it or get irritated when someone points it out? Of course, sometimes the finger pointer often is the one mistaken.
10:00 AM Jul 19, 2015
I think I grew up in a great time, one of the best in history. We had the benefit of just enough technology without being overwhelmed by it. I suppose I’m dating myself if I say “these days,” but I can’t help it. These days, it seems children are almost required to be tech savvy. The pressure for our children to succeed exists more than ever. One could say that this is natural part of the human existence. As we progress in time we also must progress in intelligence along with our capabilities.
8:00 AM Jul 19, 2015
Ann Haney is homeschool mother of 18-plus years to six children, including entrepreneurs, ordained minister, CEO of Aaron Publishing, founder of Ann Haney Ministries and Living In Abundance, nationwide motivational speaker, coupon specialist, television host, empowerment coach and bestselling author of 18 published products, including her books, “Exploding Into Successful Entrepreneurship,” “Single Steps In A Married World” and “Changing Your Life Through Couponing Financial Empowerment Series.” Contact Ann at ann@annhaney.com to schedule a speaking engagement, individual coaching or view her website for more information at annhaney.com.
5:00 PM Jul 18, 2015
Editor’s Note: In honor of the start of school in two weeks, the following column was originally published in the Aug. 3, 2013 edition of The Democrat.
7:00 PM Jul 17, 2015
I’ll be the first to admit I’ve made some really bad decisions during my life.
7:00 PM Jul 17, 2015
There is an old saying among preachers, “Ninety percent of the work will be done by 10 percent of the people.” I’m sure this is true for many organizations that rely heavily on volunteers to do the needed work.
3:05 PM Jul 17, 2015
One of my favorite movie quotations comes from “Hoosiers,” the late 1980s film about a small Indiana high school which comes out of nowhere to win the state title.
2:05 PM Jul 17, 2015
Thumbs up to both first responders who helped save the life of Peyton Bogle, and to the Bogle family for making an extra effort to say thank you to those who responded to the incident. “Today they showed up at the station and he got to sit in the fire engine and blow the horn. It was a pretty cool moment,” Lebanon Fire Department Shift Commander Bobby Cawthon said. “It was a good moment for the guys because the last time they saw him he was in the ambulance headed to Vanderbilt and a lot of times that’s the last you see of them.”
10:00 PM Jul 16, 2015
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He has authored five New York Times best-selling books. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8.5 million listeners each week on more than 550 radio stations. Dave’s latest project, EveryDollar, provides a free online budget tool. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.
9:30 PM Jul 16, 2015
“On the side of the box of my Superman costume it actually said, ‘Do not attempt to fly!’” ~Jerry Seinfeld, comedian
5:00 PM Jul 16, 2015
Several months ago I started getting more serious about getting back in shape. I’ve tried to make regular trips to the gym (notice I said tried) but those were sporadic at best for several weeks.
4:00 PM Jul 16, 2015
I would like to address a couple of Ms. Endsley’s comments in the July 14 Letters to the Editor.
7:00 PM Jul 15, 2015
Most new mothers find themselves overwhelmed with a variety of questions as they anticipate the arrival of their precious little one. A major set of questions revolve around infant nutrition and the questions associated with breast feeding or formula.

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