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Bass Pro and In-Laws

Bass Pro and In-Laws

Life is often bizarre, funny, and humbling. This weekend, it hit all three like Babe Ruth after his 12th hot dog, which, for the record, were made of some pretty gruesome things back when the Babe was eating them. I don’t know what that has to do with anything, but I made it through the [...]

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are a wonderful topping for burgers and pizza, a great addition to chicken wraps, and the basis for French onion soup. But they can take forever to cook on the stovetop, and are easy to burn if you don’t watch them carefully or cook them on too high of heat. This slow cooker [...]

Baskin Signs Free Agent Contract With Colts

Baskin Signs Free Agent Contract With Colts

Carson-Newman safety Anthony Baskin (Detroit, Mich.) has inked a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts, becoming the 40th C-N football player to continue his playing career in the National Football League.  Carson-Newman’s 40 NFL players are the most in the SAC.  The other seven teams in the league have produced 42 NFL products all-time.  [...]

Three Senior Republican Senators Introduce Legislation to Allow Songwriters to Recieve Fair Pay

Three Senior Republican Senators Introduce Legislation to Allow Songwriters to Recieve Fair Pay

Three senior Republican U.S. senators announced today at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville that they were introducing legislation that would allow songwriters to receive compensation based on the fair market value of their songs. The Songwriter Equity Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate today by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Orrin [...]

What You Can Do Now That School Is Ending

What You Can Do Now That School Is Ending

With school nearing an end, parents become a little anxious about their roll in summer continued learning. We certainly do not wish for the school setting, as children need a break from the rigid structure and stress. But, we want to enrich their school experience. It is also important to vanquish their fears and concerns [...]

Memories for Mother’s Day

Once a year, we celebrate mothers, and yesterday was that special day. I am sure you joined in the celebration with your mother, or celebrated the life of your mother if she is no longer with you on this plane. I believe every day should be celebrated in this fashion for the one who gave [...]

Hikes and Imaginary Bears

Hikes and Imaginary Bears

This week, I’m going to keep things short and simple, like the 0.7 mile hike I went on “to the lakeshore.” Only it turned out the hike wasn’t short or simple. Somebody moved the decimal place on me. There have been world wars shorter than that hike. The life span of a Galapagos turtle is [...]

Terry Pratchett’s ‘The Colour of Magic’

Terry Pratchett’s ‘The Colour of Magic’

It is has been a little while since a book has literally made me laugh out loud, so I was surprised when I picked up Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic, which is book one of the Discworld series. The Colour of Magic is, in many ways, a spoof of everything fantasy nerds love, be [...]

Royals Visit Memphis for Wedding

Royals Visit Memphis for Wedding

Darlings, my goodness, how the world is such a small place for Prince William! Three weeks of a non-stop royal tour in Australia and only back in merry ole England for a few days, his bags are packed once again for a grand wedding in Memphis, Tennessee. Prince William must have the stamina of a [...]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This dip is always a crowd pleaser. The saltiness of the cheeses pairs well with the tanginess of the artichokes. Serve this dip with tortilla chips or veggie sticks or stuff into mushrooms before baking.   Ingredients 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts 1 cup chopped fresh spinach 4 oz cream cheese ⅔ cup mayonnaise [...]

Do Dogs Understand Us?

Do Dogs Understand Us?

Have you ever wondered whether your dog understands what you’re saying, but has trouble with nuance and context? What if they get it but they take it all super duper serious. Say, for instance, you say, “If that dog catches a rabbit, I’m gonna have a cow.” The dog could be totally freaked out by [...]

The Season of Bridal Showers

June is the month of weddings, which makes May the month of bridal showers. Both giving many opportunities for memories. I often wondered how these events began. I had heard stories about poundings for brides beginning a new life without pantry goods and always assumed this to be the origin of bridal showers. But, I [...]

Signs of Hearing Loss

Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can affect your child’s ability to develop speech, language, and social skills. Early detection and intervention is important. If you suspect your child has hearing loss, trust your instincts and speak with your child’s doctor. Signs and symptoms of hearing loss are different for each child. Look for the following signs, even if [...]

She Wears a Smile

She Wears a Smile

Darlings, last week my article was about a friend of mine who is an overwhelming inspiration for women. Her accomplishments for the needs of humanity are constant and her ability to understand with great compassion is most remarkable. She has raised over 8 million dollars for the education of the arts and charities that help [...]

Jefferson Bass’ ‘Bones of Betrayal’

Jefferson Bass’ ‘Bones of Betrayal’

I always appreciate a good mystery, and I love books that have convincing forensics in the plot, so you can imagine how happy I was to pick up a copy of Jefferson Bass’ (a writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson) Bones of Betrayal. Bones of Betrayal follows Bill Brockton, a forensic anthropologist, [...]

Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing Loss in Children

Two to 3 children out of 1,000 in the U.S. are born deaf or with some loss of hearing, according to the National Institutes of Health. Any kind of early hearing loss can be a serious problem. It can affect language development. There are three types of hearing loss, Conductive hearing loss is due to [...]