We got Veterans, We got Everything and Everybody

 Tennessee National Guard leads the way.  Veterans Day Parade, Gay Street, Knoxville, November 2010  A fluke in my work schedule allowed me to be downtown for the recent Veterans Day Parade. It was quite the event. I’m estimating it lasted an hour and a half. That included a delay while the large American […]

Tough Calls and Personal Decisions

I’m going to sign off on the current conversation regarding homelessness with this post. It’s been more helpful to me than I expected. Just the act of examining the limited alternatives and the responses I got from the two ministers and from Volunteer Ministries and KARM have been particularly illuminating. Today I heard from Angie Sledge at KARM. […]

What they are Saying

I’ve begun hearing from some of the people I’ve contacted and it looks like a united front, so far, on the side of not giving money. Still, there are a few nuances I’ll try to tease out as we consider (or at least I do :-)) what our response might be. There are four days […]

Ch Ch Ch Changes

Count the Changes, Krutch Park, Knoxville, October 2010 I took a little walk around downtown this afternoon to see what was going on. As always, the answer is plenty. The picture above contains subtle and not-so-subtle notices that change is afoot. One of the first things that I noticed, and it’s contained in that picture, were […]

StoryCorps Comes to Market Square

StoryCorps Trailer on Market Square, Knoxville, October 2010 One of my favorite things to catch on the radio on the way to work in the morning is Story Corps. It is certain to find the poignancy in everyday life and pretty likely to take me close to a tear or two. It’s such a beautiful […]