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Until recently, I knew very little about the supply chain.  

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When you misspell something during a Google search you'll get a message that says "Did you mean?" and it offers a corrected approximation of your intent. 

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It is not lost on me that, when I ask a rhetorical question like, “How in the world did it get to be Thanksgiving?”, I am mouthing a variation on the platitudes heard in the commercials in which people are trying to keep from becoming their parents.  

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You might be familiar with the old saying, “politics makes strange bedfellows.” 

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Jimmy Dugan, the acerbic girls’ baseball team manager played by Tom Hanks in the 1992 movie, “A League of Their Own,” famously said, “There’s no crying in baseball.” 

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I’m back with Katie Shafer, local candy expert and reviewer on Instagram, answering crucial questions about quality confections. (Click here to read Part 1.)

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Katie Shafer is a Mom, the owner of Something Fun gift shop, a comedienne, and a very popular Instagram reviewer of all-things candy. She is a candy expert and connoisseur, and she was ready to answer some questions about her craft.With Halloween and trick-or-treating upon us, that wonderful…

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When someone learns that I had worked on staff with Dr. Gary Chapman and have co-authored some books with him, I’m often quick to add “I’ve known Gary since I was 14 years old and I can confirm that he’s the real deal.”  

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For quite some time my college friend Martha and I have traded recommendations of books and authors. My wife Susan is now also part of the exchange.  

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In January of this year, on the eve of then-President Trump’s second impeachment, I wrote a piece about the intricacies of the impeachment process as set forth in the U.S. Constitution. I called it a civics lesson. 

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By the time you are reading this, we are two weeks into the college football season.  

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You remember where you were. You remember what you felt those initial moments when you saw the news, specifically the televised images of the second tower being hit. That moment when you realized, along with the rest of the world, that the first tower crash was not an accident, and that this…

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There have been previous references in this space to the struggles retail and dining establishments are having. 

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When I was a grad student at Florida State University in the mid 80’s Ken Smith was my pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church. Ken had a profound impact on my life and on my approach to the role of the pastor in the congregation and in the community. During my years in Tallahassee Ken was also …

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This will mark the third time I refer to former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam’s book, “Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square,” and I promise, after this week, to give it a rest.

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A reader’s comment in response to last week’s column left me pondering.  

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I'm tired.

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Have you ever noticed that the tunes that get stuck in your head are almost always songs that you don’t really like?  You’re minding your own business, wandering the grocery store aisles searching for an obscure item, your eyes squinting to read faraway signage, your head looking side to sid…

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With the school year behind us and summer trips on the horizon, with airline flights getting cancelled at the last minute and rental car rates through the sunroof, I offer this out-of-office email auto-reply you can use when leaving town for vacation or when skipping bond. 

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There is a wealth of information available online if you are interested in the history of Father’s Day, which was celebrated yesterday. Although I consider it one of the greeting card holidays, it has been around in some form or fashion for more than a century.

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There is one thing dads never get enough of: pure, intentional relaxation. With Father’s Day right around the corner and only a few days left to grab a last minute gift for Dad, why not get him a massage?

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As I mentioned last week, this month marks 10 years I have been writing this column.

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Less than an hour into Sunday morning as my wife and I were casually sipping coffee and swapping sections of the newspaper, Dorrie interrupted the serenity with, “Oh no, did you know that Jeff Woodford died?”  

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On May 11, a dangerous crack was discovered in one of the two 900-foot horizontal steel support beams that are critical to the stability of the Hernando de Soto Bridge in Memphis. The bridge crosses the Mississippi River and connects Tennessee and Arkansas to the tune of 60,000 cars and truc…

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There was a time when I thought 10 years was a long time.  

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A few weeks ago, I made a passing reference to the complications of watching TV these days.

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It is my hope to come up with a summer reading list to share with you in the next month or so, especially since more of you should be traveling this summer and you’ll need something on the light side to entertain you as you sit by the beach watching and listening to the waves, or as you recl…

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This morning when I saw the headline “Biden Admin Faces Lack of Icebreakers, Increasing Russian and Chinese Threats in Arctic,” I knew that I had to volunteer my expertise and serve my country.  As someone who has led small groups for decades, I’ve had a lot of experience with icebreakers. I…

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After graduating from Lipscomb University and Harvard Law School in the early nineties, he worked for two prestigious law firms, one in New York and one in his home state of Kentucky. He also lectured at Cornell Law School.

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To say I am not on the cutting edge of popular culture would be the greatest of understatements.  

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As I file this column on Friday, I’m looking ahead to two social activities over the weekend. To say the least, that’s a departure from the norm of these past 13 months.