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      President Joe Biden’s vaccination mandate will be a giant pill to swallow for this country’s business owners and job creators already saddled with the … more
I have never been a gardener. This makes me feel like a misfit in my family. My mother is a wonderful gardener. She had an enormous vegetable garden in the suburbs before it became fashionable … more
  Word that a black bear had been spotted scampering across the road within two miles of our house, and that TWRA officers had recently extracted an alligator from a pond in an unidentified … more
“Change makes the world go round." No truer words have ever been uttered for our time.My dad, who I consider a brilliant man, would tell me as I was growing up that “wisdom comes with … more
I just saw the craziest thing.I’m out of town. And a couple of properties away from me, two men and a woman had been working at a house for an hour or so. I haven’t been actively watching them, … more
QR codes — those square boxes that can be scanned by your phone camera and will take you to an associated website — are gaining more and more popularity, especially as companies strive to give a … more
At this time of year we are in the process of welcoming cooler weather and the many festivals that are part of our community. This is also a great time to remember that to have a harvest, one must … more
On Saturday, our great nation and the world honored the nearly 3,000 lives lost when terrorists flew hijacked passenger jets into both World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, while a third … more
The dogs are missing me. My husband, Peter, predicted this after we moved. “All the dogs will miss you!” he said. “They are going to be looking for the Treat Lady. Don’t you think … more
  As another hot, muggy Southeast Tennessee summer draws to its merciful close, I was reminded two weekends ago why the middle months remain a solid No. 5 on my list of four favorite … more
Estimating distances can be tricky.If you asked 20 people how far it is to that tree in the distance, you would probably get 20 different answers.I don’t know how accurate I would be, but I do know … more
September is National Preparedness Month, an annual observance to remind all Americans how important it is for individuals, families and communities to be prepared for disasters and emergencies that … more
I have been privileged to be a member of the board of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway since 2004. That's 17 years! While it has been rewarding to see the progress that has taken place in that … more
So, they’re going to tear the old jail down. There will be few tears shed, I suppose, at the demise of an 86-year-old building which was a cold, temporary home for people who would like to … more
Years ago, I had trouble with my septic system. If you’ve ever had that kind of trouble, you know what kind of trouble it can be. I was living in my old farmhouse out in the middle of the … more
(Editor's Note: Originally published in June 2017. )     Do you remember the old television commercial where the guy said, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on … more
The idea of work is so ingrained in our culture and American values that this weekend we will all celebrate the one individual who has always been diligent in caring not only for themselves, but also … more
  Rotary Club. Kiwanis Club. Lions Club. Civitan Club. To serve in any civic organization is a blessing.   I recently joined the Rotary Club of Cleveland. I have now been a … more
In the life and times of a cowpea — as well as in my own as a child — I don’t recall an infatuation with the legume nor with any stage of its development.I didn’t like planting them.I … more
Schools have opened their doors for another year of learning and teaching the Golden Rule.Let’s see, the Golden Rule is something I don’t hear much about any longer. But, let’s hope the old … more
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