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Hunting for the Balance

When you’re facing down over a ton of water buffalo charging your group from the rear, it seems like a simple decision to squeeze the trigger. After all, the animal is threatening, and to not shoot it would put the lives of your companions…

Downtown

Nearly 29 years ago,  when I arrived in Knoxville in pursuit of a graduate degree, there was a certain celebrated, gritty quality about downtown. A wig shop sometimes seemed the only thing open on a boarded-up Gay Street, and the Old City…

East Tennessee Underground

Led on by clues pointing him toward interesting species of cave dwellers, Nick Gladstone got separated from the rest of his party. Then he stepped on the wrong rock. “I guess I didn’t test it as well as I should have,” he admits. The rock…