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My husband, Peter, is a man of few colors — black and gray, to be exact. He has always been this way, as far as I know. Peter is not opposed to color, but I think it makes him a little … more
  Unlike crooning legend Frank Sinatra, I can’t claim to have lived a life of doing everything my way, but — just like the songster — although I do have a few regrets, they … more
In an odd twist of fate, it might be suggested a community leader — civic or government — has reached the pinnacle of success once a fire truck, library, park, playground, school or conference … more
(Editor's Note: Addressed to Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga, this letter was sent to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and copies were forwarded to U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty, U.S. Sen. … more
The sun shining through the front door of Kim’s studio on a crisp fall day over the weekend invited me to come bask in its warmth.After I had stood there staring into space for a couple of minutes, … more
While busying themselves with keeping a keen eye to transportation infrastructure — as well as utility expansion, broadband access and downtown redevelopment — Cleveland City and Bradley County … more
I am a person of generally good habits, which is why it is puzzling when I acquire a bad one. Habits are probably the most important thing when it comes to having a happy life. I eat things that … more
The good news about the construction start-up of the 216-unit Vintage Cleveland luxury-apartment community just off Highway 60 is that it comes at a time when our community is in dire need of … more
'Tis the season for scams.  Every year scammers get more and more creative in their attempt to pry into our pocketbooks and steal hard-earned money.  Maybe you’ve received a call … more
“We are cleaning up our stuff,” Meshach, the tile layer who now more or less permanently resides in our home, informed me. “We are giving you more space.”“More space!” I said in mock … more
Apparently surprised, alarmed or perhaps elated — I couldn’t really tell which on the phone — over the news of my pending retirement, a caller a few weeks ago asked if I … more
Golf is known for being the “Gentleman’s Game.” I have heard it called “Cow Patty Croquet” and I think that is a great name.Over the years when I mentioned the game to people in … more
  I find this quote by the 19th century French critic, journalist and novelist fitting in the wake of Thanksgiving 2021. It echoes the same message as my favorite saying, “My glass is … more
To The Editor:   On a routine visit to a Soviet Collective Potato Farm, a communist party official demanded of one of the peasants in the field, “How was the crop this … more
With Thanksgiving now behind us, Black Friday upon us, and small businesses and cyber shoppers awaiting their turn in this frenzy called the holiday rush, it might not be the best time to be thinking … more
I really wanted to have some downtime this week, so I planned to send a rerun column.I started looking through old Thanksgiving efforts to find one appropriate to send, and I decided to do something … more
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