6:00 PM Apr 15, 2014
As spring stretches into the reality of real spring, both back home and in the Southwest corner, Maureen and I prepare for our trip east.
9:00 AM Apr 15, 2014
Last month, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was in Nashville and joined U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and me for a great discussion about education and workforce readiness.
2:00 PM Apr 12, 2014
“Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
6:00 PM Apr 11, 2014
I was glad to see that the filmmakers of Heroes Behind the Badge decided to make a second installment of their documentary.
2:00 PM Apr 11, 2014
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet High School teacher Edward Johnson after 37 years of service to Wilson County schools and 50 years in education. The Wilson County Board of Education honored Johnson with a plaque at its meeting Monday night.
6:00 PM Apr 10, 2014
OK, so, I’ve written in this column before about my (borderline) obsession with all things J.R.R. Tolkien. Well, Tuesday the second installment of the Hobbit movie trilogy was released on DVD.
9:00 AM Apr 10, 2014
One of the things we remember most about the late President Ronald Reagan is what he said about government programs: “The closest you will come to eternal life on this Earth is a government program.”
6:00 PM Apr 9, 2014
Sunday marked the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards live in Las Vegas, and with more than two dozen performers, and hosts like Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, it was not to be missed.
6:00 PM Apr 8, 2014
Hummingbirds have become an attraction for us in the Southwest corner.
6:00 PM Apr 3, 2014
Well, it appears that Mother Nature has decided, at least for a couple days, that it can finally be spring. I am very happy about this. It is a little weird to be wearing capris the first week of April, but I'm not going to complain.
9:00 AM Apr 3, 2014
Did you know that more than 3,000 people were killed and 421,000 people were injured nationwide in crashes involving distracted driving? Those numbers might seem far-fetched, but in fact those numbers reflect that damage distracted driving caused nationwide in 2012.
9:00 AM Apr 2, 2014
Sometimes problems are a good thing.
9:00 PM Apr 1, 2014
Regardless of trends, everyone has his or her own style. An outfit that’s the epitome of gorgeous to one person might be hideous to another. Because of this, clothing stores carry a wide range of different items in order to cater to almost everyone (and I do mean everyone).
6:00 PM Apr 1, 2014
Forty-three years ago, I was shocked to learn my priorities for a newspaper didn’t necessarily jive with everyone else’s desires.
2:00 PM Apr 1, 2014
I decided to interview my 3 year old this week to learn more about what goes on in her head. At first glance, it might seem like children only think about popsicles and postponing bedtime, but they are much more complex than that.

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