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A man preaches from a street corner on Frazier Avenue in downtown Chattanooga, yet the public continues their business. He is loud and his words at first sound condemning. My wife and I ate our ice cream from Clumpie’s as we walked past him. The next day I drive down Shallowford Road and there he […]

grayscale photography of woman

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Ryan Stevenson, knows a thing or two about loss and grief. According to, “He was very close to his mother, and he credits her as the one who really nurtured his music through her prayers and support. An only child, the Idaho-based songwriter was devastated when she died of bone […]

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Henry, a resident of a nursing home, leaves his room one afternoon and slowly walks to the main office. When he arrives, he tries turning the knob but realizes it’s locked. He looks at the window and sees the crooked “Closed” sign and gets perturbed. But he sees something taped to the door. He pulls […]

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The ghoulish sound from coyotes atop White Oak Mountain in North Georgia. An owl coos in a cypress pine tree right outside our bedroom window after 3:30 in the a.m. A train moans as it runs parallel with Ringgold/Ooltewah road around four a.m. followed by howling in the garage below from our two Labrador Retrievers, […]

brown and white horse on green grass field

Sometimes, it takes a graphic approach to wake up people, that hopefully results in widened eyes, an open heart, a stretched mind, and an unclenched fist. However, in today’s uninhibited world, a lot of folks aren’t fazed by what used to shock people. And they don’t appear to be lacking in knowledge. When in doubt, […]

anonymous man cleaning mirror in bathroom

A lot of people try to hide the appearance of their hands these days. Months and months of applying hand sanitizer and using disinfectant wipes have taken its toll. We of-course want sterile hands so we don’t get Covid-19 or spread it. But what happens if you forget to wash your hands one time out […]

woman holding white printer paper

Let’s be honest. We want someone to look up to. We want someone to take care of us. We want someone on our side who believes like we do. A political savior.

Sometimes, the best lessons are learned when we’re not expecting them. One day, I was searching through desk drawers in our house for postal stamps I’d been collecting. “I hope I didn’t hurriedly stick them on envelopes or bills when I saw the mailman coming.” Then it hit me. “What about the jewelry box on […]