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As I watched the third Civic Saturday program unfold last weekend, I let my mind wander a little bit through memories and moments, words and testimonies that have shaped my own notion of what it means to be an engaged U.S. citizen.

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Abraham Lincoln said “Let the people know the truth and the country will be safe” — wise words of a wise man.

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There is an historical marker on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina that complicates the story vacationers envision as they look out across the harbor to Charleston.

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The toxicity of the resistance to President Trump has risen in recent days, with the nation’s most respected newspapers publishing rationalizations for denying Trump supporters public accommodation and for doxxing career federal employees, while a journalist found himself under physical atta…

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Most of us will celebrate the Fourth of July on Thursday with picnics, cookouts, family get-togethers and the oohs and aahs of fireworks displays. We don’t give much thought to the significance of the day; just another day off.

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There have been two heart-rending stories — one from the Washington Post and one from the New York Times — both talking about the lack of health care in the South, specifically here in Tennessee.

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Just when I knew I had seen everything, a medical app on my phone appeared this week that gave me a great deal of pause. Also, since I am past my deadline for Dewey, our editor, I got a pinch of extra time and can relay this column post haste.

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I have talked to a lot of different people from other countries many times, but never moreso than when we were out of the country for a couple of weeks.

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As I read the horror stories that are coming out of the camps on U.S.-Mexico border, I’m reminded of a conversation I had a long time ago with my grandparents.

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For my children, the most thrilling summer activity is spinning the prize wheel at E.G. Fisher Public Library.

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Have you heard about the wailing and gnashing of teeth over President Trump taking a few days off and going down to Florida to play a little golf? With Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Lexi Thompson and Rory McIlroy to name just a few?

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I was watching a television commercial recently that was fairly harmless, but relatively dumb, and it set me to contemplating on just how many ads we see in an average viewing period at night.

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One of the most recent tweets by Trump was: “The Democrats are getting ZERO work done in Congress. All they are focused on is trying to prove the Mueller Report wrong, the Witch Hunt!”

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This past weekend in many communities large and small, an annual rite of spring occurred. I’m certain millions of folks — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone with a little girl or boy big enough to fit into a tutu or leotard, attended a dance recital.

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