Much has been written about the disparities between men and women regarding jobs and compensation. The balancing of these disparities will be many more years in the making and I probably won’t be around to see it. Hopefully, my daughter will reap the benefits of equalization in her lifetime.
Every now and then, someone will treat me like I'm a big deal. Now, you and I both know I am not a big deal. But, because I'm on TV in my town, it's not unusual for someone to make a fuss. I always thank them, because I appreciate the kind words.
I have a Christmas story for you. I am sharing, with permission, an excerpt from one of the best Christmas columns I have ever read, written by Mark Evanier. Mr. Evanier is a Los Angeles-based writer who has inspired me for many years.
For as long as I can remember, I have either watched or performed in the Nutcracker. Going to see the Nutcracker was the first memory that I have of seeing a live performance. Most kids would have either cried, squealed or simply fallen asleep, but not me.
Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the United States Constitution. That means we have the privilege of expressing our views without reprisal from the government. But when you exercise that right you should be aware that criticism and insults will come your way.
A 9 year- old Ohio elementary student had his hot lunch taken away and was given a cheese sandwich because he had a lunch debt of $9.75. It was his birthday.
I could make a list of all the things I’m not good at, and it would fill this column space. It would include swimming, singing, cooking, and anything that requires athleticism or construction skills.
The United States House of Representatives recently launched an impeachment inquiry after a federal employee claimed to have knowledge alleging that President Trump used the threat of withholding military aid to Ukraine unless that government launched an investigation into former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
SparkNotes have received an infamous reputation for offering simplified versions of works of literature. SparkNotes is a company that offers study materials for students online and in print.
As a child, I remember Daddy saying I couldn’t climb trees in my dress or go on Cub Scout camping trips with my brother because I was a girl. It made me angry, but I also remember other times he told me that I was smart and could do anything I put my mind to. In a child’s view, that meant t…
Recently, I paid tribute to Chattanooga radio legend Luther Masingill on the fifth anniversary of his death, but I've never shared the story of how he got into the National Radio Hall of Fame. It wasn't easy, and it was a frustrating process. Now it can be told.
On Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, I woke up and did my daily routine. First, I look at my phone. I check e-mails, messages, Twitter and Facebook. Most days I find I didn't miss anything important.
There is nothing better than this time of year when about 300 pie pumpkins arrive to the Scottsboro Public Library in anticipation of our annual “Book or Boo” program.
This year’s college admission scandal resulted in parents being accused of bribing test administrators to change test scores or allow cheating. This has resulted in some colleges re-thinking their position on the use of standardized testing in the admissions process.
Someone asked me recently how I come up with a column topic each week. As I write this one, my 300th since beginning this endeavor in 2013, the answer is easy. I write about whatever is on my mind.
We didn't have Character Education in school when I was growing up. Oh, we had some characters. We had boys in 11th grade who had been held back so many times, they were drawing their pension. We had another kid who specialized in making odd noises behind the teacher's back: the sound of a…
Most people view voting as a big deal. They come out to the polls to cast their vote because they believe it is the only time their voice will be heard. They don’t protest or write letters to make their point, they just do what they believe is the right thing.
According to data provided by the nonprofit group, Gun Violence Archive, there have been 283 mass shootings this year. Mass shooting is defined as one in which four people were shot, excluding the shooter.
When told the reason for daylight savings time, the old Indian said, “only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.”
I am not a sentimental person. I am too young to experience nostalgia and I don’t often stop to ponder the passage of time. I look towards the future and am always thinking about what is coming next in my life whether it is next week, month or year.
I have always attributed my continual faith in God to two things. First is the fact that I have never doubted His existence or His power and second was my mother’s steadfast devotion to us by making sure we went to church.