I’ve been privileged to be in the business of Tennessee history for the past 16 years. During that time, I have done a lot of reading and listening. Here is a list of 10 things about Tennessee history people seem to get wrong.
Few Tennesseans know there is a military branch of the Tennessee State Museum on the south entrance of the War Memorial Building.
Thought for the week: The Bible warns that bitterness is dangerous and self-destructive. So, today, make a list of the people you need to forgive and the things you need to forget, and then ask God to give you the strength to forgive and move on.
At one point in my career in education, I worked with an administrator who, as I discussed with him a problem I thought needed to be addressed, said “One of my roles as an administrator is to drag my feet until problems go away.”
Editor's note: This column was published before the Heritage Foundation decided on Wednesday to close the Franklin Theatre for the rest of the year.
As an African American man and resident of Williamson County for over 25 years, I believe the visible image of the Confederate battle flag on the Williamson County seal needs to be removed and replaced.
My husband, Eric, and I have been married almost 30 years, and at the end of June, he will take early retirement after 32 years with the same company.
Gov. Albert Roberts called a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1920 to consider the 19th Amendment, which sought to give women the right to vote.
“Tell us again, Great Grandpa, about how people used to be able to buy toilet paper whenever they wanted,” one of my imaginary great-grandchildren pleads with me 30 years in the future, his voice muffled by the mask that was surgically attached to the lower part of his face the moment he was born.
Andy was a teaching colleague of mine a number of years ago. He was almost 20 years older than me and told me once about his short-lived career as a gigolo.
Perhaps you have seen worse times, but among the pandemic, the tornado and the racial violence, I believe this is the worst stretch I’ve ever endured.
Thought for the week: If your faith is strong enough, you and God — working together — can move mountains. No challenge is too big for God.
Tennessee wasn’t on the route in 1919, when U.S. Army Maj. Dwight Eisenhower went on an official cross-country convoy meant to determine just how good, or bad, America’s roads were.
Thought for the week: The ultimate choice, the most important decision you will make in this lifetime, is the choice to invite God’s son into your heart. Please choose wisely — and immediately.
Thomas Spencer was a longhunter who left his mark on Tennessee. In fact, he left huge footprints all over Middle Tennessee.
I was multitasking by cooking dinner while watching the evening national news. My mistake. The broadcaster led with “COVID-19 is causing severe stress in America.”
Thought for the week: God has given you more blessings than you can possibly count, but it doesn’t hurt to begin counting them. While you are at it, don’t forget to praise the giver of these wonderful gifts.
Social media, give me a break. Now, I do a lot of posting, because it’s how I share the stories I write, manage clients’ platforms and connect. But the downside to social media is if you really read the posts, you can begin to behave like a real Debbie Downer.