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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…

Blind Obedience

By Joe Rector Believe it or not, Americans can be a rather nice people. Oh, we have our weaknesses and often display less than model behavior, but at the same…

Musical Chair Principals

By Joe Rector It’s hard to believe that July 4th marked the middle of summer for school kids. I still reel with the knowledge that schools open their doors the…

Something Above and Outside Ourselves

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net I’ve tried to write this piece a couple of times but found it almost impossible. The key is to put it on paper without sounding preachy…

Camping Nightmares

By Joe Rector I’d listened well, so when our anniversary arrived last December, I bought a tent, sleeping bags, tarps, and air mattresses for a new activity. Amy has this…

Lessons in a 52 pickup truck

By Joe Rector It’s summer time, and one never comes around that I don’t remember the good and bad times I had during these months when I was younger. Twin…

Whose right is it

By Joe Rector I don’t know about any other Tennesseans, but I, for one, feel so much safer knowing that our state officials are taking care of us. If you…

And your old men will dream dreams

By Joe Rector Last week was Pentecost Sunday. It’s that celebration for when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples and they spoke in the languages of all who were…

Paying for College

By Joe Rector The news today reported student debt is closing in on $1 trillion, more than credit card debt which anemically trails at between $650-850 billion. ”Woe is us”…

Do What?

By Joe Rector It’s a world where I’m losing ground. I consider myself technologically educated, or at least I did until recently. That’s when my ignorance became glaringly obvious, and…

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