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I love social media. They keep me in touch with dozens of friends, whom I  might otherwise have contact with just every few years, or every few decades. They let me share articles that I think … more
As I watched the hype surrounding the Bradley vs. Cleveland high school football game a few weeks ago, I was reminded of a peculiar year long ago when a group of students were caught between the two … more
I don’t get invited to the White House very often.My first visit was as a tourist. My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Washington, D.C. We were both in the news business, and it was on the way … more
It was a bad week for Sloppy Joe Biden and Democrats. If I were dealt the poker hand of Biden, Harris, AOC, Schumer and Pelosi, I would fold.After a brief 5-point spike in dismal approval rating (up … more
I’m not sure why we are so obsessed with fall.Don’t get me wrong. Fall is fine. The temperature cools off, in theory at least. The leaves change to beautiful yellows, oranges and reds. We eat and … more
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to airlift 48 migrants from San Antonio to the island resort of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, was depthless in its cruelty and cynicism, evoking the worst … more
Simply put, Hank Greenberg is the most prodigious Jewish Major League Baseball slugger ever.Greenberg’s .313 career batting average, two MVP awards and four AL home run and RBI titles earned the … more
It’s not always easy living with me. But my husband, Peter, has to.I know it is not easy, because I live with myself every day, and I feel the bits of anxiety and nervousness and occasional … more
Immigration has muscled its way into the top four issues in the midterm elections, joining inflation, cost of living, violent crime and abortion rights as potential turning points in the control of … more
I see so much negativity. Think about this: Two years ago, we couldn't go anywhere, we didn't have a vaccine, and our friends were sick or dying. Cardboard cutouts were in the seats at ball games. … more
Who remembers losing their first tooth and putting it under their pillow in hopes the Tooth Fairy would replace it with a prize? How many become adults and still believe in the Tooth Fairy? Do those … more
It seems we need to be reminded every two years or so why liberals cannot govern. They value their pious, self-aggrandizing ideology over the reality of governing.The hypocrisy of the left was laid … more
I had some surgical procedures performed in June.Without going into detail, I will only say three out of the four were related to too many sunburns I got as a kid and a young adult.I once heard … more
I expected the Irish schadendfruede.Although I generally identify as Italian (primarily because of the food, family and temper) my father had red hair, freckles and some relatives in County … more
I met Betty sitting outside on the sidewalk.Betty spends a lot of time there. She lives in the adjacent building. It is a place for older folks who need a lot of help and don’t have a lot of money. … more
A few days ago, I was asked to give an update to a local civic club on the progress of our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. I spent several minutes going over the history of funding, the generous … more
In a few months, Nashville’s oldest center of commerce may close for good. There’s been a post office in the downtown Nashville Arcade since April 1903. Since that time, we’ve had 20 … more
Have you noticed that when some political candidates and elected officials speak, their words often ring hollow? It’s almost as if they aren’t being honest (imagine that). Wouldn’t you like to … more
When Elvis Presley was found on the bathroom floor at Graceland on Aug. 16, 1977, his road manager called the Memphis Fire Department and an ambulance was dispatched to the scene. Now, a recording … more
On Nov. 8, voters will return to the polls to elect our next governor, congressman and state legislators. In addition to these important decisions, they will have another key vote to cast on four … more
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