Browsing Tag

2023

Defending My Life

How will you fare when you reach the final judgment? I’ve been attending far too many funerals lately. If this keeps up, there won’t be anybody left for me to play with. Fellow lawyers, golfing partners, teammates, neighbors, and
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The Brass Pearl

Oysters on the half shell and signature cocktails bring NOLA to Market Square The French poet Léon-Paul Fargue wrote, “Eating oysters is like kissing the sea on the lips.” Knoxville’s only raw bar, The Brass Pearl, opened on Market
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The Big South Fork

Often seen as the Smokies' little sibling, the Big South Fork rides like an emergency $20 bill in my wallet. As leaf peepers crowd the usual, high-altitude routes, I sneak off into this gorge to feast on colors that flow downstream
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Remnants of a Scoundrel

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. —Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities The 1960s, so long ago, left lasting impressions for those in this country who stood
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The Confession

It's not the stories that I often tell that haunt me, the fun ones around the campfire celebrating the success of a good sporting trip. No, the ones that keep me up at night are those where pure instinct took over and adrenaline coursed
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Out in Open Air

Kathie Odom’s success as a plein air painter holds a life lesson for all of us. A University of Tennessee art school graduate, her career led her to creative endeavors that weren’t fine art: framing, faux finishing, decorating, and
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Lavelle Law Firm

Lightening the Load, One Client at a Time Story by Jennifer Duncan It was 30 years ago that the Lavelle Law Firm came into existence. Dominick Lavelle, the firm’s founder, had been an engineer and later on in life a teacher and
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