We keep the wolves away.

Have you ever been out to dinner with a couple that just cannot stop bickering? He's slurping his soup too loudly. She's telling that same story for the "one-hundredth" time this week. They're both making you miserable. Everyone at the table but them can see that they're not really mad about soup or stories. Those … Continue reading We keep the wolves away.


Greatest Hits

     It’s funny, the things that we remember in life, and the things we don’t. Smells, sights, jokes, awkward moments, all of these sometimes stick with us far more clearly and with greater longevity than some of life’s greatest peaks and valleys. This is a recounting of five insignificant but enduring memories from my … Continue reading Greatest Hits

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.

  Maple Street USA, mid-summer. A tree lined little world of front porch swings, barbecues, the laughter of children and the bell of an ice cream vendor. This is how Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling set the stage for his masterpiece, the episode of his series that first catapulted it into television history titled The Monsters Are Due on … Continue reading The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.

The Curse: the lost decade of Tennessee athletics (part 1)

Alfred Lord Tennyson famously wrote that, "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." I'd be willing to bet Tennyson was not a Tennessee fan. From the mid 1980s to 2007 the University of Tennessee experienced an unprecedented era of success through several different sports teams. Coach Pat … Continue reading The Curse: the lost decade of Tennessee athletics (part 1)