Responsibilities

By Joe Rector Too many students fail to complete assigned work. Heck, some of them don’t even take notes on information given either orally or written, even though they receive a grade for doing so. It’s enough to make any teacher’s blood boil. The bottom line is not enough young people are being held accountable […]

Pumpkin Season

By Rosie Moore How fortunate we are to have Autumn season, football season, and cooler weather season. Being a lover of fantastic recipes and exotic foods, I must include pumpkin season. No, the pumpkin isn’t exotic in itself, but it can be included in exotic recipes. My family didn’t eat the round pumpkins, they were […]

How to Grow Old

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m a pretty good internist and even have secondary board certification in geriatrics. But, I have no experience in growing old or as I like to say growing “older.” In medicine there is a wisdom axiom which goes, “Watch one, do one, teach one.” I first encountered this philosophy when I […]

Currie could ‘Cut’ to the chase and give a UT guy the reins

By Steve Williams John Currie is in the process of making his first major hire as University of Tennessee athletics director. The task of filling UT’s vacant head coaching position could turn out to be just as easy as it once was for the Vols to beat Kentucky and Vanderbilt in football. Those good old […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Steve Hunley Here at The Knoxville Focus we are thankful for a great many things.  First and foremost we are thankful for God, family and country. The Focus continues to grow and for that we are also very thankful. For the success The Focus has had, we owe that to you, our readers.  We […]

Books and observations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson People talk about spring cleaning, but for me fall is a much busier time of the year. It seems that people put off their annual exams as long as possible, and then finally decide to “get’r done.” Fortunately, I now have time to accommodate last-minute requests of my concierge patients, since […]

Change

By Ralphine Major It is a part of our daily lives.  Our looks change; our circumstances change; our lifestyles may change; and our routines often change. A look at nature reminds us that the seasons change as beautiful autumn days full of multicolored leaves take on the look of a winter-like landscape. I have seen […]

How do they afford those things?

By Joe Rector Money—it’s something that most of us are short on. It is the means by which we can gain things that we need and want. What amazes me is how prices of things have gone up so much over the years. I often wonder how folks manage to pay for the items they […]

Poems for the elderly

By Rosie Moore When I was in high school I was fortunate enough not to have to take the subject English but I was introduced to English Literature which also led me to the subject of Poetry. Some of it was nonsensical, some of it was way over my head, but I enjoyed most of […]

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