Ideology or Leadership

By Joe Rector I love the state of Tennessee and give it my full loyalty. However, my patience with ignorance has ended, and that means I am fed up with moronic acts by our state government’s elected representatives. A recent article in the paper profiled infamous Stacey Campfield and how he keeps winning elections. The […]

Back to the Game I Love

Just when a person thinks life is settling into a routine, fate, karma, or God Himself decides to shake things up. It happened to me recently. The phone rang on a Friday evening, and my daughter Lacey was on the other end. I was the person whom she had hoped to reach and could tell […]

The Secret of Life

By Joe Rector Most people raved about Inaugural performances by Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson, and I thought they both sang inspiring versions of the songs presented, even though some carped about Beyonce’s lip-syncing. The truth is that James Taylor’s performance resonated the most with me. I searched for his version of “America” on iTunes without […]

Sunday Night Popcorn

By Joe Rector In another universe and another time, Sunday was a day of rest. It was a day that defined the end of a hard week of work and school. That Sabbath was filled with some of the most comfortable and reassuring things for every member of the family. My parents took us to […]

Attempts for 2013

By Joe Rector It’s that special day when people everywhere wake to a new beginning. The first day of a new year is a time when folks reassess their lives and make plans for improvement. I did it as well. For years I promised myself each January 1 to lose weight. All my life I’ve […]

Scared stiff

By Joe Rector I sometimes remember when a bad dream would pull me from sleep and leave me scared witless in the dark. The urge to run to my parents’ bedroom and crawl in with them was strong, but not as strong as the fear that something would get me if I put one foot […]

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