Tuesday, September 30, 2014 · 11:50 a.m.

Opinion > Columns

(Im)perfect Parenting: Five times my kid embarrassed me

I wouldn’t say that I’m easily embarrassed, but like anyone else, I’ve had my moments of mortification. In general, I'm pretty unflappable ... but some of the things my daughter says and does make me want to crawl into a hole and disappear. ...

Obama: Reluctance abroad

In a perfect world, we could focus all our national energies on feeding the poor, paving smooth roads and building the best schools. ...

On the edge of a knife: The quest for fleeting happiness

This time last year, I was struggling with the worst bout of depression I’ve had since high school. ...

Five unnecessary hours in the emergency room

An account of my five-hour adventure at Erlanger Hospital’s emergency room. ...

Let's invest in integrity in Gig City

You only need to be a casual observer of the news to have noticed how our super-fast Internet has transformed life and business in Chattanooga. ...

Mountain to Mountain: The power of a diagram

I don’t have many fond memories from sixth grade, but one seems central to my life, as it has turned out so far: diagramming sentences in Mrs. Fergason’s English class. ...
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