COVID-19: 5/28/2020 Update (Including Today’s Health Department Briefing)

I’ve had many conversations about the pandemic on Facebook in recent weeks. Conversations on social media can be frustrating and exhausting, but sometimes they are an illuminating window into how others think, where they find information and how they process information. We all have beliefs and we gravitate toward information that confirms those beliefs, but […]

Downtown Knoxville Through the Creative Eyes of David Denton

I’ve taken photographs during the pandemic to preserve some of the sights and scenes and I’ve shared some of them here. My friend, architect, downtown denizen and sometimes contributor to this site, David Denton has used his sheltering in place time to create beautiful images that go beyond simple photographs, inventing his own mash-up version […]

COVID-19: 5/27/2020 Update (Including the Health Department Briefing)

Halfway through another week, I hope you are all safe and doing well. After a morning of checking in with friends and family, I’m running a bit behind getting started today, so I’m going to dive right in.   International News: Along with normal ups and downs on a seven day cycle, confirmed and reported […]

Checking In With Becky Hancock and the Tennessee Theatre

I spoke with Becky Hancock, Executive Director of the Tennessee Theatre. I asked if she would talk us through those early days when they realized this would be a significant event, through what transpired over the next weeks and into what she sees in the coming months. As she noted throughout the conversation, events tomorrow […]

COVID-19: 5/26/2020 Update (Including Today’s Health Department Briefing)

Later today the United States of America will report its 100,000 death due to COVID-19. The current number of 99,950 deaths due to an illness most of us had not heard of just five months ago is hard to fathom. Many feel we likely passed this mark sometime ago as the number is likely higher. […]