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…

Back in my country store days, an insurance salesman would stop by now and then. One day, he encountered one of his prospective customers. The…

A few years ago, I wrote a column about folks who get on our nerves. Like the people who lean in too close to talk after they’ve gulped down a…

Most young people have never seen a telephone attached to a wall. Let’s face it, if all of us were suddenly confined to a phone cord that only…

Recently I was honored to deliver the eulogy for my uncle, Owen Norris of Ider, Alabama. He was a child of the Great Depression. He learned ho…

Most of us are who we are, because of the adults who influenced us in our youth. Our parents, grandparents, older siblings, teachers and other…

This was not supposed to happen. At this point, we should not have to worry about the future of our nation. We have had more than 240 years to…

As you may have noticed by now, I’m “old school,” which is a way of saying you’re old, but by adding the word “school” it softens the blow.

For the past twelve years, I have had the privilege of representing Tennessee’s First Congressional District in the United States House of Rep…

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