• It’s that time again! Most area schools will begin a new year in the next few days. As the husband of an educator, I am all too aware of this fact :). My wife, Cindy, begins another season with a fresh group of students this week. One of the things that I enjoy hearing her talk about is how much her students will improve over the course of the school year. I know she would say that it is not easy being a teacher, but it is worthwhile.

  • This Saturday, July 20th, marks the 50th anniversary of the first two human beings to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. I will spare you my teenage memories from this event, as my family and I watched it on our black and white TV set. I will just say it was a moving and unforgettable experience.


    What you may not know is that Buzz Aldrin did something remarkable in the minutes before the two astronauts exited the lunar module to walk on the surface of the moon.

  • I am not a thin man. I tell you that because my roundness created a challenge for me on Monday. I went to the Post Office, parked the car, and was about to get out when a teenage driver pulled in right next to me. This driver parked so close to me that the tires were on the white line, creating a space of just inches between my car and hers. I almost regretted my next decision. Even though the space between our cars was extremely narrow, I felt like I was up to the challenge to open the door and exit my car! I have, in fact, been through “fat man’s squeeze” at Rock City in Chattanooga, so I felt like I could do this!