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There is an old saying that, “If you see a turtle on top of a fencepost, you know he didn’t get there by himself.” That peculiar expression came to my mind this past weekend when Lee University … more
  Relaxed in the calming dark of the living room watching a few innings of that “Field of Dreams” baseball game between the Yankees and White Sox, I cradled the big bowl of … more
Of the many signs of Thanksgiving’s comforting approach, here’s a biggie; we mean, a really, really biggie.The annual “Cleveland Helping Cleveland” food drive that helps to fill the pantry of … more
When I first heard about the Pop Tarts lawsuit, I honestly didn’t know whose side to be on.In case you haven’t heard about it, Kellogg’s, who makes the tasty breakfast treat, is being sued for … more
November is a month that is known for many things. Changing of the leaves, Thanksgiving, and cooler weather.  November is also Diabetes Awareness Month, and an opportunity to raise awareness … more
      “Now let me get this straight, you really don’t carry a cellphone?”    “Not right now,” I answered in as patient a tone as … more
We are reaching that point in remodeling where we seriously question whether we will ever be done. After we finally found a plumber, we thought our worries were over and progress began briskly. … more
When I’m in charge of buying the halloween candy, I buy two kinds.First, I get a couple of bags of the good stuff. It’s going to be chocolate every time. And let’s face it. It’s going to be … more
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is traditionally observed in October, I encourage you to take a moment to think about how breast cancer has affected your life. If you haven’t been … more
Fall weather has descended upon us, with cooling temperatures and shorter days. We are in the thick of the fall festival season, and are approaching Halloween this week.  This season … more
 Our top headline Wednesday, “COMMISSION APPROVES BUCKETS, BONUSES,” should have been worded “COMMISSION APPROVES BUCKETS OF BONUSES.”   I’ll cut to … more
For years we have talked about the possibility of a greenway running along Bradley County’s largest waterway, Candies Creek. Through some generous and visionary property owners and funds donated … more
  A few months ago, I sat in the waiting area of a Cleveland automobile dealership hoping for the best in the mechanic’s diagnosis of my car’s hiccup.   Without rhyme … more
I met my former mother-in-law, “Mama Lou,” and my former father-in-law, “Poppo,” when I was not yet 20 years old. I hitched a ride to meet them, terrified because I’d spoken to my future … more
I am quite the University of Tennessee football fan.We had season tickets for more than 20 years. Combine that with my time as a child and a student, and I’ve probably been to 150 games.Some were … more
Everyone loves a deal, including scammers. BBB is seeing a spike in the use of too-good-to-be-true discounts by con artists who hope that price-conscious consumers will jump on these “deals” … more
The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says people who walk 150 minutes a week or about 21 minutes a day, seven days a week, can reduce their health risks of early death, heart disease, Type II … more
My husband, Peter, and I have matching folding chairs. Every Thursday evening this summer, we have attended the outdoor concert held in a local park. The music is usually good, but the food trucks … more
Morning ... the bright sunlight peeping through an open window as the sounds of little birds can be heard singing their morning songs.What a lovely way to awaken to a new day of thrills and … more
“There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.”— Bill BrysonAmerican-Britishauthor on travel,language, science(b. 1951)When my wife and … more
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