Visiting History in Calhoun and Charleston

Visiting History in Calhoun and Charleston A Day Away By Mike Steely Between Athens and Cleveland, Tennessee, are two small towns that hold a world of history. Whether you’re into Cherokee or Civil War history, the adjoining towns of Calhoun and Charleston are worth a...

Olde Time Memories

Olde Time Memories More Than A Day Away by Mike Steely One of the benefits of getting old, which we assume begins at age 60 or 65, isn’t just qualifying for social security, retirement, Medicare or “senior discounts” but age bringing back memories of childhood. We can...

Visiting Bays Mountain Park

Visiting Bays Mountain Park A Day Away by Mike Steely I’ll bet you have never visited Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. My wife and I took a cold Sunday afternoon drive there since it’s probably been 40 or more years since our last venture there. Bays Mountain is a...

A book with a backstory

A book with a backstory A Day Away By Mike Steely Sometimes a find in a used book bin can lead to an interesting story about the book and the author. The battered book I recently found in a discard pile, “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” was written by Frances Hodgson...

On turning 77 years old

On turning 77 years old By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com When does one become an old person? For me it was today, December 26, when I realized I am now 77 years old. By anyone’s standards that’s old. I was born in 1946 and supposedly may be the...