Schools across Tennessee are open, and so much is already up in the air. Confusion and uncertainty with the Delta variant, mask mandates, the …

When my local daily newspaper announced they were going all-digital, the response was fast and furious.

The events of September 11, 2001, are so fresh in my mind. It’s hard to believe that today’s high school seniors were not even born when terro…

One year ago this week, I wrote a column called “Four Years Notice.” It was an open letter to Democratic and Republican party leaders, encoura…

The sign was at the restaurant entrance, plain for all to see: “Please be patient with our team. We are understaffed, and we are trying very hard.”

It happened in a doctor’s office. It was during one of those awkward moments, when a medical assistant and I were awaiting the arrival of a do…

It’s back to school time, at least for now. Can we be sure of anything these days? After the students return, if the new COVID variant starts …

As a kid, I would read my favorite newspaper columnists. I loved looking up the big words used by George Will. Lewis Grizzard’s humor was soli…

About 25 years ago, I was listening to the radio, and I heard an interview with a local business owner. He was asked, “How do you start your d…

Each week the Associated Press publishes “Not Real News: A Look at What Didn’t Happen Last Week.” It is a collection of fake news, most of whi…

“There ain’t no lower class than Tennessee trash.” Some of us older folks might remember that song from a long-ago Tennessee anti-litter TV sp…

I have declared war on rude people. Some may consider it an unwinnable war, but so far, I am pleased with the results. My world is small, maki…

I was in line at an all-too familiar spot, a fast food place, and some customers began grumbling. “The service sure is slow around here,” one …

There are certain days you will never forget. Members of the “Greatest Generation” could tell you exactly where they were when they heard abou…

I remember an older lady from my youth. We’ll call her Mrs. Ballyhoo. She and her husband were fairly well off, and didn’t seem to have a worr…

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