The Education Law Center (ELC) recently published its annual analysis of school funding in the states. Once again, Tennessee received a grade …

I could hardly keep my feet from taking me into the front bedroom so I could peek in the closet. The lure was almost unbearable, and many time…

Over the last two years I have been writing about women veterans and legislation to improve services for them. I have also written about the l…

The newest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was recently released. These guidelines are released every five years and are evide…

Hard skills are easily quantifiable—they can be measured, such as with a grade or percentage.

A national icon is reaching a milestone. As hard as it is to believe, East Tennessee’s Dolly Parton will be 75 on Tuesday, January 19. However…

From time to time, I have allowed all you faithful listeners access into the inner workings of life at “Fred and Jo Mooty’s” Place; so, let’s …

I hurried out the door this morning to big, fat, beautiful snowflakes twirling and whirling through the air. This was a surprise since I thoug…

Food pantries can be intimidating if you have never visited one. There are often long lines and they can produce feelings of judgement. Food p…

The role of women in the church has been a source of controversy since its very earliest days. However, the Bible is clear that some of the ea…

Why not start the New Year with daily thankfulness. Shouldn’t we be thankful every day, and not just at Thanksgiving?!

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At no other time in life have I looked forward to a new year more. I like to take stock of the previous 365, and try to make some sense of the…

When I had just begun writing my columns, I had the opportunity to begin a friendship with an incredible man who was working hard for the Vete…

Last year it took two weeks’ worth of columns to describe all the activities and programs that the three local Veterans organizations and othe…

When the deaths of older friends or relatives occur, it is only human to feel sad but at the same time rejoice that, for them, life’s trials a…

This concludes excerpts from the commencement speech about the five gifts that Indian film actor Shah Rukh Khan received from his poor father …

Christmas is the one time of the year when we want all to be right with the world. We want a Norman Rockwell, picture perfect day complete wit…

My column this week is scheduled to come out in the edition two days before Christmas. Most will awake Christmas morning with families surroun…

Christmas 2020 is almost here, and children are eagerly awaiting Christmas Eve and the arrival of Santa Claus. It seems that the Great Christm…

Since I’ve been home during this pandemic, I’ve been thinking a lot about how it has affected me personally—my family, my friends—pretty much …

 

 

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