When you cease to investigate and report facts so that you can focus on repeating opinions found on social media sites, you are an opinion aggregator and not news. When your economic model is HuffPo’s make money off free submissions from users, you do not have reporters and are not news. User submitted pictures of […]

Everyone’s children

I have been uncharacteristically quiet about a local tragedy for several reasons. First, better writers are giving it the attention it deserves. Second, I don’t see any good or bad guys. I see teenagers. Everyone involved in this is connected in far less than six degrees from every other teenager in Knoxville. When I did […]

Sunday paper

I dug the last of the silver colored coins from the change jar to buy a Sunday paper. Tommy and his friend handed me the paper and I sat down to sort the paper into the order I like to read it. The editorial section went at the top of the pile and the coupons […]

apologies to the Buggles

The Buggles – New Music – More Music Videos I read you in the bed on Sunday afternoons Lying awake reading the day before’s news. I should have known the stories had all changed by then. Oh-a oh They took the credit for your second symphony. Rewritten by machine and new technology, And now I […]