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REMEMBERING MY SEERSUCKER FRIEND

He was a best-selling author, Civil War historian, philanthropist, visionary, preservationist, and engaging story-teller.  As a music publisher he worked closely with Dolly Parton, Amy Grant, and BB King who called him his “curator of vibe” for his blues clubs.  He was a public-spirited ubiquitous figure in Nashville and was named Music City’s Master of Ceremonies by Nashville Magazine.

TO ESTABLISH A STRONG TWO PARTY SYSTEM TENNESSEE DEMOCRATS NEED LEADERSHIP RESEMBLING LEWIS DONELSON

To survive politically, Tennessee Democrats must find their own Lewis Donelson.  They must find "New Guard Democrats" across the state who will work to bring a two-party system back to the Volunteer State.

REMEMBERING WHEN THE SUPER BOWL WASN’T THE SUPER BOWL, AND HOW IT GOT ITS NAME

This Sunday evening, over 100 million Americans will be tuning in to watch the Cincinnati Bengals battle the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI.  Since I did not take Latin Math in high school, I have no idea what number this Super Bowl is.  But I am so old I actually watched Super Bowl I even though it wasn’t even called the Super Bowl. 

WARNING: LOOK OUT FOR FALLING IGUANAS!

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – My wife and I have escaped the snow and ice of Tennessee by fleeing here to South Florida to enjoy a few winter weeks in the sun.  But there has been a cold snap this week in the sunshine state.  Last night we took a dip, not in the ocean, but in the temperature with a low of 42 degrees!  My wife says that the women of Palm Beach County complain about the cold snap, but they really like it.  It gives them a chance to trot out and wear their fur coats. 

REMEMBERING BOB SAGET: THE LAST GREAT TV DAD

When I was growing up watching TV in the 1950s and the 1960s, it was a golden era for TV dads.  All the heroes on TV at that time were either daddies or cowboys or both, like Ben Cartwright on “Bonanza,” the wonderful father of Adam, Hoss and Little Joe.