Tag: Friends

  • Only Two Years?

    Only Two Years?

    COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic two years ago today, give or take. Or so they say. It was a lifetime ago, from where I sit. So much has happened, I thought I’d catch you up. For me, the start of the pandemic will always be punctuated by my father’s death in February 2020. Just […]

  • Auld Lang Syne to the Good Times

    Auld Lang Syne to the Good Times

    In a few hours and with a flip of the calendar, it’ll be 2020. Just like that, we’re already closing the door on the first 20 years of the 21st century. And don’t look now, but here comes a leap year, an Olympics year and another election year. I won’t necessarily leap; I definitely won’t […]

  • Looking Back at 25

    Looking Back at 25

    Bill and I met in 1993, when we both worked at the Knoxville News-Sentinel. He in circulation, me in the newsroom. About 18 months later, we were married. I don’t know if–in the swirl of finding and buying a house, planning a wedding and a honeymoon–lots of marrying people imagine a future when that marriage […]

  • The Top 18 of 2018

    The Top 18 of 2018

    ‘Tis the season: As a year winds down, lists pile up. Top-grossing movies: Topped in 2018 by “Black Panther” (Haven’t seen it). Biggest food fads: Avocado gelato, anyone? (I’ll pass) Best moments in sports: Way too subjective–forget that. 2018 has been a game-changer for me with a list of blessings way longer than I deserve, […]

  • Ladies Night

    Ladies Night

    Newspaper people. What can you say about them? They work hard. Crazy hours (see, especially, “sports” or “election night”). Weekends. Holidays. Regardless of the weather and, sometimes, because of the weather. They care about the truth. They comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. They uphold democracy by holding government accountable. What they can’t do […]