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I have been writing this column for almost twenty years. Twenty years, folks! I have never missed a week, although once in a while something happens on the other end…

Skillz that healz

Okay peeps, here’s the thing. The real thing, not the made up thing. Since January I’ve been having chemotherapy for a (possibly) aggressive cancer that we found last fall because…

Power lunch

In my line of work (writing and the teaching of writing) one of the main tenets of the genre is that good writers avoid sweeping generalizations. But another tenet is,…

Biathlon Explained

The Research Department has been bored out of its skull lately on account of staying home a lot to avoid the flu, and so, like everyone else, it’s been binge-watching…

A letter from the enemy

A local hiker found the following letter in our woods on Sunday evening, and we felt that it might be important to share, given the access it provides into the…

Tell America its great

We could all use a little bit of happiness, yes? We need a little bit of something that makes us feel less like we’ve been trapped in the zoo on…

Bombast in the evening

It’s such a cliché to complain about Mondays, but let’s face it, they really do suck. There’s just not much in a Monday to recommend it, particularly mine, which involves…

Fine dining in Northeast Tennessee

Because I’m a nice person and don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, I don’t want to say this too loudly, but IT’S SPRING BREAK! WOOHOO! Oh, wait, I said I…

Weekend Worrier

My Beloved and I spent this past Saturday until Derby time prettying up our patch of Pulaski. This, like many things in marriage, involved making a deal — I would…

Fire Up the Mastodon

Back in the days when men were men, women were women and everyone was named “Og,” surviving the winter meant making sure there was enough mastodon for everyone to have…

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