We’re In the Army Now

The following entry in my mother’s diary started me on a search: October 26, ’42…Today is our 8th anniversary. Little did we dream 8 years ago we would be in the army, living in Miami Beach.

Atlantic Avenue

Atlantic Avenue is a song written by RB Morris local poet, songwriter and performer. Atlantic Avenue is a street in North Knoxville (not to be confused with Historic Old North Knoxville) where he lived several times. RB does a good job of describing the familiar, often the scruffy, of our city–streets, venues, people–in both his songsContinue reading “Atlantic Avenue”

One Last Winter Blog

Bitter cold. Snow. Ice. That covers the weather for Knoxville in February. It inconvenienced many of us by temporarily interrupting power or making roads too treacherous to travel. It posed deadly harm in the form of single digit temperatures to the homeless. Weather Cultivates Concern One person posted on Facebook her concerns for a personContinue reading “One Last Winter Blog”

My 70th Year – Boomsday 2014

Being in my 70th year I can tell you that my balance is not always tip-top and I find myself thinking more often about where I place my feet. The fear of falling is a very real fear for older people. Lose of mobility is a big deal. But a fall doesn’t always spell disaster. ThankContinue reading “My 70th Year – Boomsday 2014”

Giving Faces to the Forgotten

Last week the Homeless Persons’ Memorial was held in Knoxville. It is a national day of observance held around the time of the winter solstice. Those locally who died under a viaduct or in an abandoned building during the year are honored this night. There were twenty in 2014. Each time I attend the service, it touchesContinue reading “Giving Faces to the Forgotten”