Taking Offense

Just before I entered second grade, my family moved to a new neighborhood. It seemed ideal: a double corner lot with a big yard, with streets safe enough to ride my bike on at any time. Freedom! Soon, however, my innocence and naiveté would…

Mysteries of Medicine

I vividly remember a day in 1974 when I woke not feeling well but not bad enough to miss school. Before we left the house, Mom gave me two aspirin. About 30 minutes later, I began to notice a rash developing all over my body; I had recently…

Passionately Pursuing Life

Shortly after our last issue came out, my friend Mike Faulkner sent me a message saying how much he enjoyed my last publisher’s note, which outlined six ways of becoming the best version of ourselves. He suggested that I had left out number…

Tim Burchett

After two terms as Knox County mayor, Tim Burchett has decided to throw his Carharrt into the ring to replace outgoing 15-term Representative Jimmy Duncan in Tennessee’s 2nd congressional district. As he concludes his final term and…

Life’s Mantle

My father’s recent death has prompted me to think deeply about the mantle that falls upon each of us as we are left to lead our families. The mantle is a hefty honor and responsibility to lead and care for those we love. I have been asking…

Teamwork

“…we will be featuring more stories focused on Knoxville’s business owners.We’ve added two new departments, ‘Spirituality’ and ‘Insights’; and, starting in July, we will present a charitable events calendar, both online and in print.”