COVID-19: 5/18/2020 Update (Including Today’s Health Department Briefing)

Today’s report comes after a warm, sunny weekend that I hope you each enjoyed. It’s important to hit a trail, take a walk in the neighborhood, take the boat out, if you have one, or do something to otherwise enjoy nature and to remember that this crazy, beautiful world is still out there. We’ve got […]

Good People Making Good Things Happen, Part Two

Let’s start the week with a look at some of the other good people who spoke at last week’s Pecha Kucha and some of the good work they are doing. Also, remember to tune in this this Thursday night for another round of inspirational talks by your fellow citizens to hear about the good things […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (5/17 – 5/26/2020)

As events are opening up, we’re listing a combination of virtual and live events. The rules are the same – if you want your event included, please make a Facebook event, invite me (Alan Sims – you’ll have to friend me) and it will be included. I need enough lead time that the list can […]

COVID-19: 5/15/2020 Update (Including Today’s Health Department Briefing)

It’s Friday! Does that still mean something? Or did you think yesterday was Friday? For me, the weekend is a brief break from writing, so it does have some distinction. That gives me a little leeway to watch a movie or two, which is a nice break. I’m not a big movie buff, so I […]

Good People Making Good Things Happen, Part One

I really enjoyed Pecha Kucha last night with its spotlight on good people doing good things. There’s a lot of that out there, if you look. If you aren’t familiar with Pecha Kucha, you should look it up. The concept, which started in Japan and has spread across the world, allows presenters 20 slides and […]