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Crunch Points

Flying, Teaching, and Leading in the 134th Lee Hartley gets up every day knowing exactly what he needs to do. “We’re here to fly airplanes,” says the tall, lanky Doyle High School graduate. In 2018, Col. M. Lee Hartley Jr. became

Memories and Traditions

My mom and dad fooled me that year.” It was the Christmas of 1967 and Oak Ridger Don Bell was 12. “It was probably the best I can remember,” says Bell. “That was the one. Every year I would sneak in under the tree at night and pull the…

Giving Joy

We all want to help, especially at Christmas. But sometimes we just don’t know how. We know the needs are out there, but how do we find them? Here are five charities who are helping make Christmas a little more merry for local children and…

The Fountain of Youth?

Fountain of youth? It’s more like the deep waters of youth, and you don’t even have to get your hair wet if you don’t want to—you can always exercise in the shallow end. It is one of the best exercises to pursue as you age, but getting fit…

Retire?

“Mirror, mirror on the wall… will I retire after all?” The very word “retirement” evokes emotion. It can make you happy or make you want to hide. It depends on what you think your golden years will hold. Apparently, the majority of…

To Will or to Trust

So you’ve finally bought a red couch and painted the walls yellow, only to discover that earth tones are in. Sometimes making legal plans can feel like that, with law seeming to evolve as quickly as taste in interior design. Just as…

Laura Goff

Over the years, Laura Goff has produced thousands of stained glass projects for private residences and businesses throughout the Southeast. After graduating from UT, she set off for a six-month backpacking trip across Europe. “I was an…

Financial Preparedness

In the movies, the family gathers nervously. The lawyer walks in and slowly unfolds the will. Of course it’s theatrical: it’s a movie. Anger, tears and unexpected elation immediately split the family forever. In real life, most people…

Positive Exposure

As with any art form, a photographer tells stories, explores ideas, and evokes emotion by knowing the rules well enough to bend them. Lines, angles, shadows, color, composition, light source, background—these all come into play. And the…