7:23 AM Jul 30, 2013
As I’m progressing and settling into my new job here at The Democrat, I’ve found myself quickly submersed into all of the political goings-on of the area. Now, I was a journalism as well as a political science major, so you’d think I had already learned all there is to kn...
7:00 PM Jul 26, 2013
When kindergarteners go off to school for the first time, there’s always a good bit of crying. Even though not a tear was shed from my eyes the first two go-arounds with our oldest two children – now in fifth- and sixth-grade, respectively – I associate the first day...
7:00 PM Jul 25, 2013
I heard a few days ago that almost 300 soldiers returned to Ft. Campbell from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. It made the news, but it wasn’t a huge story, per se. I realized a lot of us have become so used to the frequent comings and goings of our troops, that we may ...
11:20 AM Jul 24, 2013
It's almost time for one of my favorite events in the county. It's a little hard for me to believe, but in just about three weeks, it will once again be fair time in Wilson County.
1:22 PM Jul 23, 2013
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their new baby boy stand outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, England, on Tuesday.
6:56 PM Jul 18, 2013
When I was younger growing up in Florence, Ala., I remember being so sure about one thing: I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up. I mean who does? As I got older not only did those feelings not go away, they planted a seed inside of me that had me convinced I had some sort of pred...
11:00 AM Jul 12, 2013
“Can't watch #Sharknado because I'm on the set of my new film Tsunamwolf,” Danny Zuker via Twitter....
11:50 AM Jul 11, 2013
Last month, my mom moved back to Middle Tennessee after living in South Carolina for a few years. Because she’d been out of the area for a while, she doesn’t know many people here. Recently she discovered, though, that an old friend of hers lives in Lebanon. They had got...
12:10 PM Jul 10, 2013
So, those of you who have read my column before know that I like the outdoors. Well, Wednesday morning on my way to the office, I came across something I didn't expect to see. As I was driving to the interstate from our house, which is out in the country a ways, even if our house itself is...
11:20 AM Jul 3, 2013
Just over 237 years ago, 56 men declared to the world things were about to change.
11:00 AM Jun 27, 2013
I wonder if it’s too late for me to become a Girl Scout. I’ve realized that my education to date is sorely lacking in one key aspect – What do I do if I were suddenly stripped of all my lovely technology? I’m reading a novel right now, CyberStorm, by...
1:11 PM Jun 26, 2013
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but that doesn’t apply to crappie fishermen.
1:10 PM Jun 26, 2013
I am having one of those days with an extreme case of writer's block. Nothing has come easy in the writing department, including this column. I feel like I am pulling teeth as I write these words. Stress never helps me write anything, and we have had plenty of that in the office. On Wednes...
11:30 AM Jun 20, 2013
“This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignora...
7:00 PM Jun 18, 2013
Tuesday night I had the good fortune to spend some quality girl time with my mom and my sister….and about 15,000 other screaming people. The three of us went to the New Kids on the Block concert at Bridgestone Arena and I can honestly say that I screamed myself nearly hoarse. Boys I...
1:25 PM Jun 14, 2013
“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.” ― Lydia Maria Francis Child One of them has no clue why I could pick such a profession. Another worries I work too much. Still another disagrees with my political views and thin...
10:50 AM Jun 12, 2013
Over the last few days, I have discovered something…I like to plan things WELL in advance of when I will actually be participating in them. The realization hit me Tuesday afternoon as I found myself planning to see a movie. This sounds like quite a normal thing to do, right? Well, I...

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