The Chalk Board: October 19, 2015

By Sally Absher FREE “Magic of Chemistry Show” Tuesday October 20 Calling all STEM students! Members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) nationwide will be celebrating National Chemistry Week October 19-24. During this week, ACS members will have the opportunity to present the positive aspects of chemistry, promote science education, and to heighten the public […]

Knoxville celebrates World Dyslexia Day

By Sally Absher Thanks to Julya Johnson of Decoding Dyslexia –TN and Knox County Commissioner Jeff Ownby, Knoxville was REDEEMING RED again this year! Last Thursday was World Dyslexia Day with a celebration at Volunteer Landing to celebrate the 1 in 5 children who have dyslexia. For the second year in a row, the Henley […]

Are there angels?

By Rosie Moore Of course there are. They are mentioned in the Bible hundreds of times. In the book of Revelations their main purpose was to sit around the throne of God, and make proclamations in loud voices. But, are there angels here on earth? Yes, they are personified as kindly members in the world […]

Vols could have been in driver’s seat after win over Georgia

By Steve Williams It was good to see Tennessee finally win a big-time football game, but I couldn’t fully enjoy the thrill of the 38-31 come-from-behind victory over Georgia, not after those three previous losses UT had suffered this season. I couldn’t help but think where the Vols would be in the Southeastern Conference standings […]

Piddle Diddle at Barnes & Noble

By Ralphine Major It was a beautiful fall evening when we arrived.  By the time customers started coming for the book signing, a terrible storm had descended on Knoxville.  Wayne and I were honored to be among the authors of Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. and other authors around the region invited by Barnes & Noble for […]

Magpies and Such

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m not a birdwatcher, but a writer finds it hard not to write about things under his nose or on his mind. And on returning from Colorado, I still have magpies on my mind. We don’t have these handsome birds in Tennessee, but they are common on “Brother Bill’s” Colorado ranch, […]

Knoxville’s Hidden History

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s hard to imagine what the little settlement of Knoxville looked like before the place became a town. When the territorial governor was looking for a location for a capitol, he considered the Southwest Point Fort in what is now Kingston and the James White Fort in Knoxville. That was before […]

English Idioms

By Rosie Moore Every language has its own collections of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture. These sayings are called “idioms.” I saw a friend a few days ago and she asked why I wasn’t at church for a […]

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