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CHRISTMAS IN THE BALANCE

One out of every two marriages in this country ends in a divorce.  Why?  Well, I can’t prove this, but I firmly believe that the alarming divorce rate in this country is directly related to putting up Christmas trees.

REMEMBERING MY FRIEND, KIM JOHNSON

Every once in a while in life we are blessed to meet a deeply spiritual person.  There is a common misunderstanding about what it means to be a “deeply spiritual person.”  Many people think that such a person is someone who is expressive, if not outspoken, about their faith and their beliefs.  They believe a deeply spiritual person is someone who has great certainty rather than doubts, and is fond of quoting scripture or praying in public.

HEADING HOME FOR HOMECOMING

I’m a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee where I obtained my Bachelor of Conservative Arts degree with a major in football appreciation, and a minor in miscellaneous extracurricular activities.

PEYTON TAKES A PASS

On Tuesday, United States Senator Bob Corker announced that he will not run for reelection to the Senate next year. Within minutes after his announcement, people across the Volunteer State were asking: Will Peyton Manning throw his helmet into the ring? 

It was no surprise that Tennesseans began to wonder if there was a Senator Peyton in their future.

ELVIS IS ALIVE, AND I'M FEELING PRETTY GOOD MYSELF

My all-time favorite newspaper columnist, the late, great Lewis Grizzard, once wrote a book with the wonderful title, Elvis is Dead and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself . While I love the title, I respectfully disagree with it. 

Some 40 years after the King went to Rock and Roll Heaven (where as the Righteous Brothers reminded us, you know they have a hell of a band), Elvis remains very much with us in spirit. He remains alive in our hearts and makes us feel good when we hear his music.