Last year, Tennessee made great strides to improve public education. State leaders worked tirelessly on behalf of our students by passing meaningful reforms like mutual consent and modifying outdated pension plans.
Most people would probably think if you’re in the fundraising business, it’s not wise to talk about saving money. United Way of Wilson County is in the business of fundraising, but we do so because of our first priority, and that is helping people.
This year, my thoughts are extremely focused on making changes and being all I can be in 2014. From decisions as basic as shopping to long-term life-changing choices, my goal is to do more and stress less.
Anyone remember the old saying, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV?” After this week, the more appropriate thing may be to say, “I’m a brilliant young person, despite how I’m portrayed on or what message I receive from TV.”
I am counting down to that moment Saturday where I will, for the fourth year in a row, run headlong into the Jimmy Floyd Center outdoor pool - yes, I said outdoor pool – for the annual Polar Bear Plunge.
The U.S. Congress is generally skeptical of climate change, despite fairly solid proof of global warming and, citing the possibility of economic disruption, has refused to go along with Obama and Clinton administration initiatives to limit greenhouse-gas emissions.
In my line of work, I can get a lot done in an hour, so it wasn’t all that appealing to find I had to give one up Tuesday afternoon. In retrospect, however, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.