Don’t Panic

Hey Knoxville, the media says the banks are out of money. “You – you said – what’d you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so […]

This-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism

My father’s parents lived in a small university town in middle TN. The town had invisible racial boundaries. One of the lines was the train tracks. As children, we were allowed to roam the town freely with the only admonishment being “don’t cross the train tracks.” My grandfather worked the family from poverty up to […]

Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro wasn’t included in the Oscars memoriam segment. Had he fallen behind on his membership dues? Somebody pay the dues and let his legacy be remembered for his accomplishments. Also, if Hollywood won’t do it, movie fans need to “mute the memoriam” instead of listening to the applause-a-rama of popularity. Let’s show some respect.

my ears, my ears

Remember Noah’s first concert? I do. It was an experience that brought tears to my eyes. Tonight is Noah’s second concert. Don’t you think it’s my turn to stay home with the other children so that Doug can savor the very special experience for himself? I wouldn’t want to deprive him of the joy parenting […]