We Need To Continue To Talk

We Need To Continue To Talk

By Steve Hunley I don’t know of anyone who isn’t eager to return to his/her former life, yet life after the coronavirus may likely be very different. It will be mighty interesting to see just what kind of conversations our nation will be having in the wake of the virus.  We’ve seen the first real […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson The coronavirus crisis continues and obscures all other news such as Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and this year’s flu which has already killed 41,000 Americans. Actually, Biden is fortunate that he’s sheltered from crowds and gaffs. In some ways I feel sorry for Ole Joe, coerced into his presidential run and […]

Coronavirus hits the bottom line for sports workers

By Mark Nagi There are a bazillion reasons why the Coronavirus is awful. In the world of sports, it has ended the seasons and in some case careers of high school and collegiate athletes. It has taken away the enjoyment we all feel as fans. But what about those that work the sporting events? I’m […]

An unusual spring

By Ralphine Major 2020 is bringing us a different kind of spring.  As if cancellation of basketball’s March Madness was not enough disruption, more events are canceled or postponed due to the Coronavirus.  For now, no Smokies games or college baseball games are scheduled.  It is possible there will be no high school proms or […]

Tossing the Past

By Joe Rector I figure many folks are like me; they’ve made it through the first week of “social distancing” and stayed at home. It feels much like those times when snow dumped several inches on us in East Tennessee except the roads are clear and there’s no sledding or snowman building. Some people have […]

Some facts of life

  By Rosie Moore In this turbulent world of today, there are many things that make us smile or feel good. Some facts of life are too ridiculous or too factitious to even think about, so where can we go to turn our thoughts inward to happy facts or times. We can look up the […]

Giving a Statement to the Insurance Company

By Jedidiah McKeehan When involved in an accident where you may be seeking compensation from someone for your injuries, there is usually an insurance company that gets involved. The insurance company is the entity that might be paying you for the injuries you received during the accident. For example, you are rear-ended by another driver.  […]

The Plague

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m fascinated by the ever-changing English lexicon, defined as the vocabulary or corpus of a language. I’ve written about words, our tools of expression. I’ve described being “woke,” exercising “intersectionality” and the definition of “leftism.” And now a new term, social-distancing, is being used by everyone. This is a “tosspot” term, […]

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