9:00 PM Jun 4, 2014
Hot weather in Tennessee heralds the arrival of white wine season, and there are more delicious options than ever. One grape varietal that is getting a lot of attention these days is Moscato. The light, bright, sweet wines made from this grape come in a variety of styles, and they are custom-made for hot Tennessee summers.
8:00 PM Jun 4, 2014
With this weather getting better, that means one thing: it is time to grill out. However with all those fatty meats and burgers, it is nice to have something light and sweet for food pairing.
6:00 PM Jun 4, 2014
Just when you thought surely television couldn’t sink any lower, that there is no territory unchartered by reality television…there comes this.
10:00 PM Jun 3, 2014
In my mind, the writings and lives of my two favorite female writers have always been intertwined: Sylvia Plath, who has unfortunately been reduced to a stereotype, and Flannery O’Conner, whose work displays a biting, sarcastic realism that has resonated with many people for decades.
6:00 PM Jun 3, 2014
In the last month, things just keep popping up about my past, back home, the Navy days, and the Southwest corner.
5:16 PM Jun 1, 2014
A year ago at this time, I was knee deep in a losing season during my first trial-by-fire year as a 10-under coach in the Lebanon Girls Softball Association.
9:15 PM May 30, 2014
Every Sunday, Christians gather together and sing. This happens, not just in Lebanon, not just in America, but also in Christian churches all over the world. When Christians gather for worship, we sing.
6:00 PM May 30, 2014
I don’t remember most of the words from “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” I’ve never really been one to memorize books, movies, songs, poems, etc., line-by-line. But in the 15-plus years that it’s been since I read this book, I still remember how it made me feel. And to sum it up in one word, that feeling would be “admiration.”
2:00 PM May 30, 2014
Thumbs up to Wilson County’s class of 2014 graduates.
6:00 PM May 29, 2014
Summer vacation for Tennessee’s students is upon us. It’s a time when children can enjoy being outdoors, playing video games or doing any of the other fun things they like to do. It’s also a time when they often forget a significant portion of what they learned in school the year before.
5:00 PM May 29, 2014
Already a number of Wilson County schools have held graduation ceremonies, with several more planned for this weekend.
10:00 PM May 28, 2014
How many times have you had barbecue at a friend’s house or other gathering and said to yourself, “I could do this better?” After this weekend and all the Memorial Day parties I was invited to, I decided that maybe there should be a recipe for the ‘best barbeque possible.’
9:00 PM May 28, 2014
I still remember that afternoon. It was a blazing hot day in July 2009, during the summer of ribs. I had spent all summer perfecting my pork rib dry rub, home made sauce and smoking method, and it was just about perfect. I took the ribs off the grill and let them rest for a moment while I picked out my wine.