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On the day of the Texas school shooting, I actually heard someone throw out the tired, old stupid cliche, “guns don’t kill people...”I wanted to vomit.Yes, guns do kill people. But it’s just … more
“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, … more
Verne knows me too well.For the first time in our lives, my husband, Peter, and I live in a building with a front desk. It’s nice to have someone there when packages are delivered, or contractors … more
It is no secret that I enjoy reminiscing about the past and telling stories of my days of yore.  My morning routine, since retirement is breakfast, coffee and two episodes of "Leave It To … more
The shooter in Buffalo had a racist motive. He wanted to kill Black people. We don’t know exactly how he developed his hatred, but we know that it was the motivating factor in his rampage because … more
This is not an anti-gun rant. I own firearms and would not hesitate to use them in defense of my home and loved ones. But the Second Amendment doesn’t give anyone — especially 18-year-olds, some … more
A few days ago, I tried to watch one of the nightly network newscasts. After the first two minutes (the “tease” period, where they try to get your attention), I was worn out.The top stories, in … more
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the passenger who successfully landed the plane he was flying on after the pilot passed out.It happened in Florida earlier this month. The plane was a … more
It’s that time of year again. No, I am not talking about bikini season. I’m talking about bunion season. I did not even know I had a bunion until fairly recently and now, every time I start … more
Quite predictably, Elon Musk, a solid Democrat with a green thumb in Tesla, decided to become a vocal Republican. The long knives of the left-wing hit machine are sharpened. Reflecting the left’s … more
Make new friends, keep the old, one is silver and the other gold. This was a rhyme my children learned in play school, but even adults can relate to it. Isn’t it a good thing when we are able to … more
For immigration lawyers, these are heady times!Since January 2021, when the Biden regime moved into the White House, the Department of Homeland Security has, by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ own … more
While the Biden administration keeps busy sabotaging border patrol and local law enforcement, American communities are falling apart. Murder rates are at a 25-year high, and violent crime as a … more
At my recent book signing, a friend asked, “Who’s the most famous person you have met?”I replied that it was a tie. Although I have seen several presidents in person, the only two I actually … more
Editor's note: This column previously ran in March 2021.Playgrounds have changed since my playground days.I’m sure that’s for the better. I’m also sure orthopedic doctors lobbied against … more
Many historians know how Tennessee became known as the “Perfect 36.” You know that in 1920, states across the country were approving the 19th Amendment, which made it illegal for any state to … more
Having lived in Birmingham, Alabama, Columbia, Tennessee, Memphis, Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta and the Florida Panhandle, I can tell you what makes a city good, and how you lose a city … more
When planning for expansion of the greenway system in Cleveland and Bradley County, some of the more obvious questions are, “Where will it expand?” and “How will the properties be … more
There’s a simple answer to every problem. And it’s usually wrong.  If Einstein didn’t say it, he surely must have thought it.  The likelihood that Roe v. Wade will … more
“You gotta keep poking and clicking,” a friend tells me. “That’s what my daughter does.”By this, she means that learning new technology is not a straight path. I have to play with it. I … more
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