We're told Memorial Day is the day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in order that we, as Americans and others around the world, might live free, unshackled (invisible or otherwise) and without oppression. But how is that so when so many in America continue to be denied those freedoms? Others whose family and friends made the ultimate sacrifice? Their surviving families still denied the right to freely move and go about their ... (click for more)
In the span of a person’s life, there are some things that simply can’t be explained to be totally understood. And of all the spectacles I have ever personally witnessed, one of the best is that day in late July when they “pen the ponies” at Chincoteague Island, Va. I’m serious. Over 50,000 people watch every year as volunteer “Saltwater Cowboys” swim the wild ponies to the mainland to thin the herd of the feral horses that live on the island ... (click for more)
May 21, 2015
I was recently asked to speak to Ooltewah Elementary fifth graders, as they marked the end of their elementary years. Now it’s off to the next step. I believe middle school is the ... (click for more)
I am a Chattanooga resident and animal lover in Hamilton County. The requested increase for the Humane Educational Society’s budget should be approved. If we cannot take care of those ... (click for more)
My mother, for years before she died, instilled in me a love for the Jewish people. It is easy for me to explain, “My Jesus was a Jew,” but, in candor, it is more than that. The Children of Israel ... (click for more)
Should Chattanooga be required to return a $300,000 federal anti-gang grant because its gang task force was abolished?