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    Feet no longer dangling from the bed of a turnip truck, I was bemused to learn recently of the reason behind my grocery store’s most recent reset.   For those not … more
Steve Martin has always been a comedian I thought was really funny. After all, he was a “wild and crazy guy.”A favorite saying of mine is, "Life is too short to be serious all the time.”I have … more
A friend of mine told me something so amazing I had to look it up to see if it was true.In 1960, a series of experiments was done with flatworms in which a bunch of flatworms were taught where to … more
When I was a little kid, I would sometimes get a balsa-wood glider.You know what I’m talking about — lightweight, a couple of red stars on the wings and a metal clip on the nose for weight.If you … more
Two days ago financial offices and federal, state and also some local government offices closed in observance of Presidents' Day. Did you know that currently Presidents' Day never falls on the actual … more
For the last several weeks of this column we have been revisiting the initial planning of our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first phase all this year, … more
    Whether prompted by the approach of Valentine’s Day or an acceptance that the years are piling on, I cannot say; but, the other day my thoughts drifted to memories of young … more
Funerals aren’t fun and they are an event we really try to avoid, but the older I get it seems the more of them I attend.We attend them as spectators now. But, one day we will attend them as the … more
I’ve been on a crossword puzzle kick lately.I used to attempt them years and years ago. But I stopped for some reason.This new go around, I work them on an app on my phone. I’m not too proud of … more
I have often wondered how I, my school classmates and quite possibly anybody, have their original teeth left to call their own. The bags of Halloween candy that were gathered during “Trick or … more
I am humbled to be sitting here today as the new publisher of your trusted Cleveland Daily Banner. You may have read the announcement Sunday, Jan. 31. After moving into our new home here last week, I … more
Leaders:  Are they born or are they made?  It’s an old question, and there probably will never be a conclusive answer.  It can be argued either way.  Some people seem … more
      Left to me, the National Football League long ago would have abandoned Roman numerals in designating one Super Bowl from another.   Had the … more
I don’t remember exactly when I took to living in stretch pants full-time.  The process was gradual, I’m sure of that. I started out wearing a pair of bell-bottom stretch pants when I was … more
  I’m a doer.   When I was a little kid, Daddy and I would watch the NBA game on Sunday after-noon.   Back then, there was one professional basketball game per … more
The geography — or “lay of the land” — that gives our region the vast array of beauty and amazing natural resources also tends to facilitate and favor certain weather patterns. The Tennessee … more
Dax stared at me in disbelief. I am the Treat Lady, and I had no treats. It was inexplicable. Dax is one of my regular customers. He is a young black dog with a lot of energy. His sister, Zia, … more
“Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they have suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.”— Ronald … more
In the last installment of this column we took a look back at the developments leading up to the launch of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. This year, we celebrate 20 years since the opening of … more
Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about food.Food ... food is what people and animals eat to live, a definition I found that has come to be the focal point of our lives, but that’s … more
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