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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…

World-famous author Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

World-famous author  Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

By Joe Rector Best-selling author Wally Lamb did speak to an audience of 900 who attended the 2013 Carry the Torch Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center. It is sponsored…

Longer school year not the answer

By Joe Rector The state of Tennessee has come up with another brilliant idea for improving schools and the education they provide. How? Why, the legislators have decreed that all…

Finding inspiration

By Joe Rector Inspiration is defined as “the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.” Most of us acknowledge its effects on our feelings, but we also recognize…

A Good Neighbor

By Joe Rector I received news a few days ago that Ann Mier passed. Just today, I learned that her family wanted me to serve as a pall bearer, but…

Waiting for their return

By Joe Rector One of my Facebook friends posted a rather sad message the other day. He lamented the relationship with his growing daughter and longed for the years before…

Follicle Follies

By Joe Rector I’ll watch most anything on television, at least for a few minutes. Very little of what I view is offensive enough to make me change the channel…

Bell Shaped Curve Life

By Joe Rector A good friend of mine enlightened me on an important factor in life. Joe Dooley and I were discussing politics and world events. At one point, he…

Ideology or Leadership

By Joe Rector I love the state of Tennessee and give it my full loyalty. However, my patience with ignorance has ended, and that means I am fed up with…

Back to the Game I Love

Just when a person thinks life is settling into a routine, fate, karma, or God Himself decides to shake things up. It happened to me recently. The phone rang on…