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We visited my hometown over the weekend.This is momentous for two reasons.It’s the first time I’ve been back there since Mama’s funeral in 2013.And, it’s the first time we’ve stayed in a … more
I had a friend recently forward an email that had a family pet lying face down on what appeared to be a patio with the phrase below the picture of, “I can’t adult today, please don’t make me … more
“This was more like closing up shop, or say, having a big garage sale where you look at everything you’ve bought in your life, and you remember how much it meant to you. And now, you just tag it … more
The tree was lying on its side when I got to it. It was a nice-looking pine tree, fluffy and full and as tall as me. The strong winds, coupled with some unstable footing, had caused it to fall … more
The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway has been blessed with a number of enhancements that make walking or running the linear park that much more pleasant, including a number of water fountains, and … more
I’ve always liked completing tasks in the least amount of time possible.I love trying to figure out a way to accomplish what I need to accomplish as efficiently as I can.And I apply this concept to … more
Last week we touched on an important day — Mother’s Day.  This past week also represented several other important groups that deserve to be recognized.Nurses Week took place last week, and … more
It’s amazing that anyone shares a bed. I know there are plenty of married and cohabiting couples who have separate beds, or even separate bedrooms, and I can see the logic in avoiding the … more
  When sons stumble, life finds a way to give them new meaning; they're called moms and I can't imagine living a day without mine.   True, I lost her 17 years ago ... about 12 … more
Back in the old days, America’s favorite pastime was the great game of baseball. Sunny afternoons at a crowded ballpark, cheering on your favorite team, yelling at umpires questioning their … more
I’ve had my first premonition.It came to me in a dream, which went something like this.A store in town debuted its new robotic motorized shopping cart. After a trip or two up the aisles, the robot … more
There are many reasons that children succeed in school. One element is constant: every child deserves excellent teachers and administrators. The research and science of learning and development tell … more
The second Sunday of May every year is reserved for Mother’s Day, a day we honor mothers for the care and selfless love they show.  The relationship between a mother and child begins even … more
  Weather-permitting, Love Muffin and I will end a 20-year drought next Saturday, May 8; yes, we’re hosting a yard sale.    Whether it has really been two decades since … more
I was showing a friend around town last week.  When we came to the corner of Ocoee Street and Billy Graham Avenue, he asked an obvious question: “Why is a street named for Billy Graham here in … more
With the onset of warmer weather, foot and bike traffic has picked up on the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. This time of year is traditionally one of the busiest as those who prefer their … more
The last quarter of 2019-20, and the entire 2020-21 school year, will be a time to be remembered when the history of Cleveland City Schools is written in the future. Thinking back to March 2019, none … more
By the time you read this, you will likely be enjoying temperatures in the 80s — the way it’s supposed to be in spring.But today I’m freezing, and it’s almost May.Yesterday was cold and … more
With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration held its 20th Take Back Day last Saturday. At its last Take Back Day in October, DEA collected a … more
Several weeks ago Mayor D. Gary Davis acknowledged to county commissioners they were probably tiring of his weekly COVID-19 updates, but that he would continue giving them because the virus is still … more
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