Today's Opinions


    For as long as I’ve been writing, the one question I’m always asked is, “Where do you come up with your writing ideas?”

    Though this is a common question, the truth is that my creativity can come from anywhere. I’ve gotten inspiration for whole chapters while pumping gas, walking in the park, or even cleaning the bathroom toilet. You never know when it will hit, but that’s why I’ve got to keep an open mind and a notepad handy.

    Also, I have another secret.

  • Party Like It’s 1773

    Last week, over a million people turned out for an estimated 850 tea party events held across the nation.  

    Adopting the imagery of the Boston Tea Party, these independent activists from across the political spectrum brought out their pitchforks and protest signs to voice their outrage over unparalleled government spending.  

  • Why the oldies really are goodies

    Have you ever heard the old saying, “It’s an oldie but a goodie?”

    This past weekend was Easter. In a religious sense, it’s by far my favorite holiday due to the example of renewal, rebirth, and hope for all.

    In a nostalgic sense, there were so many great movies on as well that I remember as a child.

  • Obama’s European Voyage

    President Barack Obama has just completed his first overseas international trip in his young presidency.  

    While in Europe, Obama attended the G-20 meeting in Great Britain, a NATO meeting in France, and a European Union meeting in the Czech Republic.During the same time, international events transpired that showed the naivety of Obama and the foreign policy he is implementing.  

  • From A Mother’s Heart - Celebrations of Love

    Having special days that reminds us to love and be loved is so wonderful.

    For the past several weeks, I have had more rare opportunities than usual, to really enjoy some quality time with some of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. One day in March, I took my little 3-year-grandson, Bryson with me to meet my daughter Patty at her house in Jacksboro. The three of us drove over to Knoxville Zoo where we met up with Patty’s daughter, Sandy, and her three children, Ava, 5-years-old, Aydin, 3-years-old, and Alex, 2-years-old.