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The Real Blind Side

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com Many of you probably saw a block buster movie a few years ago called The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock. The movie tells the true story…

Readers’ Night Out

By Sarah Baker Friends of Literacy hosted a Readers’ Night Out event at Union Avenue Books on June 16.  Local authors including Art Smith, Vince Vawter, Marilyn Kallet, Marcel Browers,…

Stay-Cation 2013

By Sarah Baker Last summer, I had my dream European Vacation paid for by someone who loves me. This summer, I’m back to my own budget. Therefore, I have devised…

Women and the world

By Sarah Baker According to the Book of Titus, older women are to mentor younger women on how to be good wives, mothers, and community members.  Yet in today’s society…

Crater People

By Sarah Baker Russia’s recent shocking encounter with a meteor brought some much needed attention to my hometown of Middlesboro, Kentucky. Just under two hours north of Knoxville, my hometown…

Pop and public schools

By Sarah Baker It’s funny how the smallest gesture can pick up a heavy heart and carry it through a tedious day. Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, I was on bus duty…

Least of these

By Sarah Baker It was sixth grade, and I probably weighed sixty pounds soaking wet.  The rowdy cafeteria was being monitored by Coach Mike White, whose piercing blue-eyed stare and…

Coffee and Content

By Sarah Baker Unlike lots of other folks, I am a morning person.  I like to go to bed early and get up early.  If I am going to work…

Had me at Kentucky

By Sarah Baker So I was sitting at Waffle House with my friend Katherine when a stranger approached our booth. “Can I have a few minutes of your time?” he…

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