3:27 PM Oct 7, 2013
One thing I’ve learned about life so far: Good things tend to come in bunches (bananas, grapes, and Honey Bunches of Oats come to mind) and bad things tend to come in clumps (think litter boxes, or Eddie Murphy’s collection of characters from “The Nutty Professor.”)
3:26 PM Oct 7, 2013
As I write, we are winging again: this time to San Francisco and our annual journey to the “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park.
9:39 AM Oct 4, 2013
“There’s not a whole lot to it,” I told myself as I put my phone in my pocket, trying my best not to look at it every five minutes.
6:54 PM Oct 3, 2013
Two announcements Thursday gave two Lebanon leaders the chance to further lead the community while filling the void left from the loss of their predecessors.
3:40 PM Oct 3, 2013
We’ve drawn the line and taken sides here in The Democrat’s newsroom.
10:14 PM Oct 2, 2013
There is nothing like a trip to the beach to cure what ails you. Lucky for me and all my allergy problems, I happen to be going to one next week.
10:12 PM Oct 2, 2013
It’s been said dogs are man’s best friend. Certainly dogs and other animals kept as pets are dependant on people to provide food, water, shelter, veterinary care and, most importantly, love.
5:01 PM Oct 2, 2013
There is nothing like a trip to the beach to cure what ails you. Lucky for me and all my allergy problems, I happen to be going to one next week.
6:09 PM Oct 1, 2013
Fans of Showtime’s hit television show Dexter have had a lot on their plate in the last eight seasons, but nothing compares to the sorrow and detachment felt last Sunday.
6:08 PM Oct 1, 2013
Both sides of the aisle – Democrats and Republicans – should borrow a line from the Beetles song and “give peace a chance.”
9:53 AM Oct 1, 2013
The fifth annual Taste of Wilson County will be Oct. 17 on the Lebanon square, sponsored by Old Hickory Credit Union and University Medical Center.
9:51 AM Oct 1, 2013
This absolutely proves that my husband and I have gone crazy, but I’m going to tell you anyway: we got a puppy.
9:49 AM Oct 1, 2013
Sam Cooke sang “A Change Is Gonna Come” in 1964, and the song has hit home for me in the Southwest corner here in 2013.
3:43 PM Sep 27, 2013
Years ago when my grandfather was around, he used to worry about things I thought were trivial.
3:29 PM Sep 27, 2013
Growing up in Lebanon with teachers in my family, the importance of a good education was clearly evident. At an early age, I began to realize the impact that multiple factors have on the quality of education each student might receive.
7:43 PM Sep 26, 2013
A couple weeks ago, I started combing through the television networks’ fall lineups to find out when my favorite shows were slated to premier.

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