Summer Reads

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Summer has always been my favorite season. Summer in the South can be scorching and miserable sometimes, but there is a lot more to celebrate during summer than not. School is out, sports are in, summer vacations are ahead,...
It’s no secret that my greatest regret of 2020 was not buying Zoom stock before March. Over one year into a new virtual way of working, schooling and socializing, it’s safe to say that by now, most of us...
Weeks ago, I responded “Going” to an in-person event, the first indoor event for me in well over a year. The time has come, I thought, to get out in the world and to see people again. Other than...

Life’s a Journal

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The other day, on a group Zoom call, the moderator asked us to bring something for show-and-tell. I snickered to myself, because I remember being the absolute worst at show-and-tell in kindergarten. I was the kid scrambling for something...
Dear reader, First, let me say that I’m somewhat uncomfortable with the word “survivor,” for a few reasons. Having survived a so-called “good” kind of cancer, I know the weight that such a word carries, the implication that we, the...
We are now almost eight months deep into a pandemic that has strained the already thin fabric of our nation even farther. The effects of quarantines, economic uncertainty, and the constant worry over whether we or the people around...
It’s Friday night, and you know what that means. Cue Rebecca Black, friends, because it’s time to get down. Okay, so hovering around my mid-thirties and with a preschooler at home means Friday nights look more or less like any...
We live in a technology-driven world. Sometimes that’s a scary thought, but other times, like the times we’re in now of self-distancing and quarantine, it’s a lifesaver. If it weren’t for computers and smartphones, millions of people around the...
I didn't mean to forget. It just happened, again. My 11-year-old daughter was spending the night with her grandparents last week. And although I'd managed to get her medication filled, I hadn't remembered to go pick it up. So as...
I’ve read through the Harry Potter series at least a dozen times over the years. In fact, I just started my annual read-through early because quarantine is stressful and I needed some cheering up. (Normally, I wait until July...

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Where To See Santa In Chattanooga

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Santa Claus is coming to town! He's making a list, checking it twice, and making it easy on parents by hitting up several locations...