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The new year is when we take stock.In some cases, like my husband Peter’s, this is literal. He keeps an inventory of our canned goods and chastises me if I mess up his inventory.“Did you mark off … more
By now you have digested the news that your hometown newspaper is converting to mail delivery Feb. 1. At the same time, we are moving our print publication days from the current Wednesday, Friday and … more
Have you ever noticed that when famous people issue statements, or answer difficult interview questions, they often say the same things? It’s almost as if they share a rulebook, filled with … more
On my way to my office not too long ago, I was passed by a Maserati, which was immediately followed by a Tesla.That’s a pretty rare sight around here. Fewer than 10 seconds later, I passed … more
My Uncle Andy recently turned 90, and it was hard to imagine what a guy would like for his 90th birthday. At 90, getting a lot of new stuff doesn’t sound very appealing. Andy is in the … more
Christmas 2021 is in the books and now we look toward a new year. I never imagined growing up there would ever be a year 2022, I was happy with the '60s. Shortly before Christmas, I was sitting … more
Journey to the Banner editor more
Or is it a place where people coming from outside can be embraced as leaders in a short period of time?  I have heard it argued both ways.    On one hand, some consider Cleveland … more
I don’t consider myself to be shallow, but I’m like a lot of swimming pools. I have a shallow end. Lots of people have a shallow end, and nothing exposes that more than the newest trend … more
The beginning of a new year, a clean slate, and the opportunity to find success with resolutions that are made. Two phrases that always come to my mind this time of year are as follows: 1. If you … more
Greenways for all of Cleveland, Bradley County more
What do we know about law enforcement use of deadly force upon citizens in Tennessee? Often, our understanding is based on news events, often dramatic and tragic. Some journalists, such as in … more
There are few things as daunting as buying jeans. I don’t buy jeans frequently enough to buy the same kind twice. By the time I’m ready for a new pair of jeans, whatever I’ve been wearing … more
Shopping for the holidays has come to a close. Hopefully you’ll found lots of great surprises and items you’ll truly enjoy, but there could be an item or two that you don’t want. Or you … more
When I was a kid, we would celebrate Christmas with mama’s family on Christmas Eve. I’ve talked about this before. Mama, my aunt and grandmother would take time about hosting the … more
A wish for season of hope, renewal more
“It’s not about luck,” my friend Andrew insists. “It’s about gratitude.”Andrew is not some sort of New Age guide, in case you were wondering. He is a slightly curmudgeonly tax preparer … more
Television was developed to entertain modern society back in the 1950s. I remember my dad telling one of us boys to change the channel. I don’t know why since there was only our local station … more
I used to have a friend who lived in Paris. Paris is expensive. Angel bought the largest apartment she could afford, and it was tiny. But, because it was in Paris she had a lot of visitors. … more
Winter weather is right around the corner, and colder temperatures have already graced our area. December is not typically known for snowy and icy forecasts. While we occasionally do see a winter … more
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