3:00 PM Jul 24, 2015
Hey, there. Am glad you read this column — and you will be, too. Know why? Because this is going to be the best column you ever read. Ever.
2:00 PM Jul 24, 2015
See who got thumbs up this week.
5:00 PM Jul 23, 2015
The last few days I have been unfortunate enough to come across many people on the roadways who simply need to go back to drivers ed.
6:00 PM Jul 22, 2015
If you know me, you know I hate to lose – at anything. However, I understand some things don’t require, or deserve, me to fully unleash my competitive spirit – such as pickup basketball.
4:00 PM Jul 21, 2015
This is the 400th column I’ve written on these pages. That’s almost eight years of weekly notes from the Southwest corner.
5:00 PM Jul 18, 2015
Editor’s Note: In honor of the start of school in two weeks, the following column was originally published in the Aug. 3, 2013 edition of The Democrat.
3:05 PM Jul 17, 2015
One of my favorite movie quotations comes from “Hoosiers,” the late 1980s film about a small Indiana high school which comes out of nowhere to win the state title.
2:05 PM Jul 17, 2015
Thumbs up to both first responders who helped save the life of Peyton Bogle, and to the Bogle family for making an extra effort to say thank you to those who responded to the incident. “Today they showed up at the station and he got to sit in the fire engine and blow the horn. It was a pretty cool moment,” Lebanon Fire Department Shift Commander Bobby Cawthon said. “It was a good moment for the guys because the last time they saw him he was in the ambulance headed to Vanderbilt and a lot of times that’s the last you see of them.”
5:00 PM Jul 16, 2015
Several months ago I started getting more serious about getting back in shape. I’ve tried to make regular trips to the gym (notice I said tried) but those were sporadic at best for several weeks.
2:00 PM Jul 15, 2015
Yes. I’m finally discussing Bonnaroo, but only for two reasons. First, I’ve encountered several people who said they were waiting for me to talk about it when I returned (my apologies). Second, I’m in the dumps thinking about my first experience on the farm. I’ve got the Bonnaroo Blues.
3:05 PM Jul 14, 2015
After six months of pretty frenetic travel, my wife and I are back in the Southwest corner for what could be as much as three months.
4:00 PM Jul 11, 2015
“The police can’t protect consumers. People need to be more aware and educated about identity theft. You need to be a little bit wiser, a little bit smarter and there’s nothing wrong with being skeptical. We live in a time when if you make it easy for someone to steal from you, someone will.” — Frank Abagnale
4:00 PM Jul 10, 2015
Look who got a thumbs-up...
3:00 PM Jul 10, 2015
It was a fall morning when he was found by our oldest in the apartment parking lot. Seemingly with only one eye, shivering in the autumn chill and as feeling as bewildered as it must get, the kitten lay in a blanket on our back porch.
3:00 PM Jul 9, 2015
Well, I hope this doesn’t completely bore those of you who are regular readers of this column, but I am once again reminded of how much I like to read.
6:00 PM Jul 7, 2015
SONOMA, Calif. - As I write this column, I am in California wine country for the Independence Day parade on the Sonoma plaza Saturday.
5:00 PM Jul 3, 2015
Thumbs-up to the Fourth of July, which will mark the 239th birthday of this country. It’s been a busy time lately, with issues like the Confederate flag and same-sex marriage dominating the news lately. But never forget that we’re all Americans, we all have a stake in doing what’s best for our fellow Americans, and at the heart of it all, we’re the ones responsible for making sure our country has another prosperous 239 years. And with that, enjoy the fireworks and be safe.