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This week marks the start of school for many in our area. Teachers and administrators have already been hard at work readying classrooms and buildings for the start of another school year. Students … more
     Numbing accounts of impoverished children running around barefoot through underdeveloped — and developed — pockets of the globe are nothing for the rest of us to … more
For people around the world, all eyes are on the Tokyo Olympics. Exactly 25 years ago, the 1996 Olympics were in Atlanta , and a small part of that action came to Cleveland. For three days, the … more
Since it first opened 20 years ago, thousands have enjoyed walking, running or biking our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. For those thousands, including me, it has become the go-to venue for a … more
Tanner wasn’t waiting for me at the fence yesterday.Dakota and Tanner, my two oldest dogs, are always waiting for me at the chain-link fence. Dakota can’t hear and doesn’t see well, so she … more
According to Bob Wiley, “There are two types of people in this world: Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t.”Bob is the title character played by Bill Murray in the movie “What … more
This weekend marks the annual Sales Tax Holiday in Tennessee. School Supplies, clothing and computers will all be available tax-free! In addition to these items, food will also be … more
"Do you have time for this?" my husband, Peter, asked. Peter almost never questions what I'm doing unless I'm doing something particularly stupid. Yesterday, I had a meeting on Zoom. I figured I … more
    In the hours surrounding midnight on the eve of our 44th wedding anniversary, I saved two lives — the first, my beloved wife, and the second, an unsightly home … more
Holidays are days designated to honor someone or something; they are days that should be celebrated with family and friends.There are several good things that result from holidays. Food is usually … more
The only thing wrong with sending these billionaires into space is that they keep coming back.I’m sure someone else has said something similar, but until I see it elsewhere, I’m taking credit for … more
You seem to hear more and more complaints and stories recently about phone scams. These calls appear to originate from legitimate government offices and agencies, showing up on your caller ID. Some … more
  Eerily prophetic and haunting in their way, his words ring as true today as five years ago when they were first spoken.   “You’ll know when the time is right. It … more
It’s an old dream of mine and I just may do it: Buy a travel trailer and live on the American road for weeks at a time.Recreational-vehicle living is a growing trend, particularly for younger … more
A cousin of mine reportedly said, “I can’t imagine living in a house where other people have lived!” I don’t know if she really said this, as I heard the story secondhand. But, it stuck … more
We were heading home on the interstate yesterday when we came upon an official yellow truck with flashing lights parked on the shoulder.It had a flashing sign which informed all 50,000 of us of an … more
With the Fourth-of-July holiday behind us, we are in the midst of the hottest part of the summer.  Kids are out of school. Pools are open. Families are taking vacations. People are visiting our … more
The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway is partnering with Terra Running Company of Cleveland to sponsor several celebratory races in conjunction with their traditional Thanksgiving Day 5K on … more
  To borrow from a familiar adage, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”   It’s just as true in getting haircuts, though COVID-19 has added some … more
(Editor's Note: This is a partial text of a speech delivered to a celebration of the lives and service of 225 veterans and their loved ones at Westwood Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 29, during the … more
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