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Ten years ago, in early December 2010, I sent an email to Rick Norton at the Cleveland Daily Banner. My request was random: What would be the possibility of a recurring column devoted to all things … more
To borrow from a discomforting adage, Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis is finding himself firmly wedged between a rock and a hard place.The rock is COVID-19, a nine-month maker of mayhem and the … more
As a youngster growing up in the mid-1950s and '60s, playing outside was our pastime.The cue to come home was dark or when the street lights came on — if you were fortunate enough to live in an … more
      Five days before Thanksgiving, life reminded me of yet another reason — and in an oddly comforting way — that I should be grateful for all, and for everyone, … more
Yesterday, I had a nice long Zoom chat with an old friend. I know this is nothing remarkable these days, but it was the first time my friend, Andrew, had used Zoom and I was frankly a little … more
I’ve done some pretty silly things throughout my lifetime.Once in elementary school, I managed to tie my shoestring around the post that attaches the desk to the chair.When I was probably 10, I got … more
An attitude of gratitude can lead to a multitude and a magnitude of thoughts that remove us from a place of solitude into a place of servitude. As humans, we can use each of our five senses to … more
A thin line divides Veterans Day from Thanksgiving, one that is only about 15 days wide.Whether it’s their physical proximity on the calendar or the message of their seasons that defines their role … more
I have always loved Thanksgiving. I love that it is a holiday built around a full table and homemade treats. I love the recipes handed down on index cards that only get made once a year and … more
In what some might see as the most twisted reason to be thankful in the history of … well, thankfulness, I’m at peace with getting older.   It’s hardly a novel approach … more
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