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No news is good news

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net Here in the volunteer state, news stories dripped in over the last couple of week. Oh, Christmas and New Year’s Day have come, and a peppering…

“Never”… yeah, right!

By Joe Rector After running my mouth hundreds of time during my life, I’m ready to accept that uttering “never means never” is just deluding myself. Over and over again,…

Let there be heat

By Joe Rector Over the weekend Amy dispatched me to purchase a quartz heater. Its purpose is to knock off the chill in our family room. At one time in…

That was country music

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net Life offers plenty of signals to individuals to let them know they are getting old. Some come when we try to physically perform at the level…

Crunching Gravels

By Joe Rector It’s those sounds from childhood that stay with us for a lifetime. Even when every curtain in the house was pulled and the only light on in…

Unemployment mine field

By Joe Rector Since the demise of the U.S. economy in 2008, too many Americans have lost their jobs. In Tennessee 424,000 parents have lost them, and that number doesn’t…

With this ring

By Joe Rector I’m fascinated by business pitches on television. Some of them, such as E Trade or Aflac, are funny. Others like Northern toilet paper or Viagra are nothing…

A shameful mess

By Joe Rector Okay, let’s try to sort things out. The House of Representatives Republicans don’t like Obamacare. They want to defund it, delay it, or do anything else to…

Doggie Amber Alert

By Joe Rector My daughter Lacey and her family had a scare not long ago. It made us all re-evaluate our feelings toward the people and things we love. Well,…

Barefoot Barred

By Joe Rector One of the most favorite things about summer to many is the chance to go barefoot. In other areas of the country, we Tennesseans are believed to…

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