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I should have squashed the cat! As a father of two beautiful grown daughters, I’d like to think that I’ve instilled a handful of practical life’s lessons along the way. For example, when … more
This country, as well as the state of Tennessee, enjoys a long history of open government. Our Founding Fathers insisted that laws, resolutions and other such actions by the U.S. Congress be … more
It’s that awkward time of year. Baseball season ended in November, and I’m not sure when it will resume, as players are locked out while they argue with team owners over a few billion bucks and … more
I’m not good at sitting still.I didn’t dislike school, but I didn’t like being forced to sit for an hour at a time.Guess who had the sharpest pencil in the class.This situation hasn’t … more
To the Editor: Take away the power of the Democratic Party to destroy this country as we know it. Obama promised in 2008 that he would fundamentally change America. Both Obama and Hillary Clinton … more
Misspeaking requires some knowledge of what you’re saying. For example, if you meant to order a Diet Coke but ordered a regular Coke because you didn’t specify “diet,” you would have … more
We in Tennessee talk more about Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk than we do Andrew Johnson. Therefore, I’ve come up with a list of things that make this much-maligned president from Greeneville, … more
“I bought more broccoli because I knew you were coming,” my mother informed me.You can never get enough broccoli, that is my belief.I am lucky in that I never had to acquire a taste for … more
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As the winter chill gives way to March, it will be a great time for area residents to shed their sedentary ways and walk or run for a great cause.Lee University will hold its 21st annual Great … more
I’m just going to say it. I hate the face masks we are wearing these days. Before you click “send” on an angry e-mail reply, let me explain. Yes, I understand they are useful tools in … more
The president is preparing his annual speech to Congress on the state of the union.  It’s a longstanding tradition mandated by the Constitution in which presidents brag about their … more
I’ve been on a crossword puzzle kick lately.I used to attempt them years and years ago. But I stopped for some reason.This new go around, I work them on an app on my phone. I’m not too proud of … more
The growth of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway always has depended on a number of partnerships to make it happen. Our most prolific partner has been the Tennessee Department of Transportation … more
Today there is only one notable Tennessee city or town along the Mississippi River, but that didn’t used to be the case. In fact, I would argue that Tennessee’s most important “ghost town” is … more
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