Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. And I must admit, my thoughts of Mother’s Day have changed over the years. For the fifth time, my mother will be a...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Sixty-Five and counting

Sixty-Five and counting

Ok, I turn 65 this week. That’s right, sixty-five. The big six five, three score and five, a half century plus 15, five dozen and 5. Any way you...

March 30th, 2016 |  


Inside RBS High School

Inside RBS High School

Next week is finals week at Red Boiling Springs High School. Starting Monday, December 8 thru Thursday, December 17, finals will be given for certain ...

December 9th, 2015 |  


Green Walnuts and Tobacco Gum

Last fall, while on a hike in the Brim Hollow, I picked up a bucket-full of green walnuts. My first thought was to dump them on my concrete driveway a...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


A Thanksgiving Poem

I’m thankful for dirt roads, and winding creeks,And rolling hills and mountain peaks.For a great big, blue sky, and a bird on the wing,For the l...

November 25th, 2015 |  


The feel of late Fall

I love this time of the year. It has been documented in other columns I have written. Cooler nights are upon us. Soon the weatherman will be warning o...

November 18th, 2015 |  


Giving Thanks with a grateful heart

Giving Thanks with a grateful heart

“Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting and His truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm...

November 11th, 2015 |  


Gathering Corn; a thing of the past

My earliest memories of a cornfield take me back to a time when I was four years old. In those days my father harvested corn by hand. The process was ...

November 4th, 2015 |  


A Halloween to Remember

A Halloween to Remember

When I arrived at The University of Tennessee in the fall of 1970, I found myself being at loose ends somewhat. I had made a last-minute decision to t...

October 28th, 2015 |  


Pocket Knives uses vary

Pocket Knives uses vary

I’m a flannel shirt and jeans kind of guy. Give me a soft flannel shirt, a pair of faded jeans and some old worn boots and I’m in my eleme...

October 14th, 2015 |