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Apples to Oranges

I’ve heard a lot of folks compare the heinous acts that took place in the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday to the...

The Year of Magical Thinking

My girlfriend Sydnie and I have a tradition, picked up from a time one of my bands played an unpaid gig at a New...

The King of West Memphis: Remembering Chris Jarman

As I look out the window from my second-story office at the school where I work, I see children running around on the...

2020: The Year We Grieved

Reflections on a time of loss and broken pieces.

These Hands … Remembering Lisa Michaels

Seems I can’t feel things without a drink and darkness to hide in. On our way to a trans benefit in Louisville,...

The Long and Sad Goodbye of Lamar Alexander

Senator, this is perhaps the third time I have written to you publicly in 2020, the final year of your third term as...

Remembering Tommy Pacello

It was a beautiful fall day. I walked Cleo the five or six blocks to a neighbor’s house. Something in Cleo’s past had...

Who’s Who Online?

By now, surely you’ve heard about Dean Browning’s Twitter slipup of last week. If you got distracted by the renewed...

Remembering Marcus Orr

Thirty years ago November 1st, we said goodbye to the most remarkable human being I’ve ever known. Marcus W. Orr...

TVA Superheroes to the Rescue!

Faced with serious questions about its operations, environmental commitment, and budget priorities, what’s the...