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Dont Be Dumb

Tis the season for resolutions. The most prevalent is a self-promise to get in shape. Both Dr. Mark McColl, a physician with Trinity Medical Associates, and Katie Ellis, wellness nurse at VitalSigns, a gym and wellness center associated…

Unity

On the cover of our September/October issue, we featured Phillip Fulmer in his new role as Special Advisor to University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro. We were glad to have him back in an official role at UT. In our…

The Language of Love

Love. It feels like a troublesome topic to tackle—even in February. So let’s begin simpler, with a chair. If I were to set a chair in front of you and ask you to write a definition of it without using the word itself, you might describe…

Happy Holidays

I love Christmas—the music, the mood, the holiday celebrated by Americans in unique and individual ways different from my own. I mean, I don’t hang lights from the gutters, but I’ve seen it done well; I don’t put a crèche out front, but…

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen will be coming to town with his “Merry Christmas from the Family” tour on December 8th at the Tennessee Theatre. Keen, or REK as he’s known, talked to us in late August about the song, the tour, and a smattering of other…

John Currie

This fall, the University of Tennessee welcomes incoming Athletic Director John Currie. As a new football season begins, the Vol faithful are eager to hear what Currie is bringing to the job, one with both a storied and controversial…

Autocross!

When I was a kid, we had an International Harvester Farmall Cub tractor with split brakes. They had many mundane uses, but as a boy what I used them for was to skid around muddy corners as fast as I could. I’d slam on the left brake, let…

On Liberty and Responsibility

When preparing our bi-monthly issues, I am invariably delighted by the insights offered by our writers. For instance, in this issue, while introducing some background for the early 19th century Cherokee removal, Gary Wade takes the time to…