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We just finished our eighth consecutive month with above-normal rainfall. Eight inches near Clarksville with 7 inches around Smithville and Lebanon and 6 inches in Goodlettsville were recorded.

Born and raised on a small farm in south Georgia, Brian Callihan was your typical country boy as he hunted and played baseball and football. However, he found his true passion when he started listening to Keith Whitley. 

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

A little bit cooler weather will be with us this week with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. I think we will bounce right back into the 80s from May 22-28.

I’m not quite sure from where the motivation came, but, years ago, one of my goals when I began to seriously make the professional speaking circuit was to make a speech in each of the 50 United States. 

We should expect a steady warming trend for the week ahead, with the high temperatures climbing from the low 60s early in the week to the upper 70s by Thursday. 

We are all navigating uncertain times. We don’t know when life is going to resume as normal. For most of us, that leaves unanswered questions and worries about the present and the future. 

Being a mother of eight in 2020 is something that sets me apart from my peers. I am asked advice as someone who has, “been there and done that” on almost every parenting issue. We can safely say that 2020 has afforded the world with issues that no one has “been there, done that.”

In last week’s column I wrote of how, in the face of our being required to practice social distancing due to the coronavirus, we have, in fact, been becoming more distant socially in the post-modern era for quite some time now.

In an effort to uphold the Open Meetings Act, the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has joined news media organizations, journalists and press associations in filing an open meetings lawsuit against the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance. (Main Street Media of Tennessee, publisher …

Temperatures were in the 80s this past weekend but by next weekend we have a chance of frost. Even in the afternoon the temperatures may be only in the 50s. 

Robert Fulghum wrote an interesting book a few years ago titled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” As best I can recall, one of the lessons he learned in kindergarten was how to follow directions. I learned that lesson in kindergarten.