Socialize

FacebookTwitterRSS

Subscribe by Email

Home » Archives by category » Columnist » Rector

Singing in Christmas

By Joe Rector It’s that time of year again when folks are spread too thin. So many events pull at them—school programs, shopping, get-togethers, and parties. For many, Christmas pageants…

The opinions expressed by Focus columnists and those providing comments are theirs alone, and may not reflect the opinions of The Knoxville Focus or any employee thereof.

O Christmas Tree!

By Joe Rector The other evening, Amy sent me to her car to lug in the new Christmas tree for our home. The one we have now is so large…

Changing Perspective

By Joe Rector Over the last year, I’ve gone through some changes in life. No, all haven’t been welcome, but each has caused me to take a look at things…

The Old Places Are Gone

By Joe Rector We Baby Boomers continue to age, some of us gracefully, some of us kicking and screaming. Either way, the years click by, and most of us at…

Finding Food Funds in Ft. Lauderdale

By Joe Rector Yes, like so many others, I’m going to jump on Fort Lauderdale, as well as other cities, that have passed ordinances that forbid the feeding of homeless…

Roll Around Heaven All Day

By Joe Rector Last Sunday, our church celebrated All Saints Day. It’s a time to remember those who have passed over the last year. The minister did a good job…

The Axe Man and Jewel Tea

By Joe Rector Weekends at our house in the 1960’s took on a routine that included work, play, and family. Back then, our parents managed life on a small income…

The Moral Imperative

By Joe Rector EBOLA—the mere mention of it brings on waves of panic, fear, and anger. The onslaught of the disease also vividly highlights the failures of governments throughout the…

Bad Commercials

By Joe Rector I’m an old television fan who’s spent plenty of time watching programs over the years. Some have become favorites, a fact that seems to doom them to…

Page 1 of 8123Next ›Last »