Sunday, December 4, 2022
According to an ancient Greek legend, a poor farmer from Macedonia named Gordius arrived in the kingdom of Phrygia in an ox cart sometime in the second millennium B.C.  Unknown to him, the people of Phrygia...
In a recent podcast from The New Yorker, Marc Elias discusses his legal efforts to ensure the voting rights of all citizens.   Reflecting on a childhood experience, he recalls the time a POW soldier...
We have a really personal message for our readers today. Please get your COVID vaccine if you haven’t already done so. You don’t want to come down with this even once if you can avoid it,...
Many years ago, when my mother-in-law was alive, she would often ask before any given Sunday, "What are you goin' to preach on?" Before I could respond, she would say, "Sin? You for or again'...
“I want to take a long bath and watch television in my underwear.” I met Sam (not his real name) many years ago.  Today, as the clock ticks down ‘til the moment he signs his lease, he...
He walks into the Refuge reception area of our facility at 511 N. Broadway. The receptionist welcomes him with a genuine smile and inquires, “How may we help you today?”   After a brief get-acquainted conversation,...
The judicial execution of Roe v. Wade is still a fresh, bleeding wound to many Americans — and a cause for celebration to many others. What sometimes gets lost in the arguments about the grand moral...
He looked familiar, but I was not sure. As we approached each other, strolling on the sidewalk, I thought for a moment that I knew him but then decided I did not.  I gave a Southern...
Sleeping on the hard, black metal frame of a bench in Krutch Park, indifferent to the frost or the people around him, it functioned as his bedroom without walls.   Now, however, he enjoys the daily...
Officials at Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) recently took issue with comments made by some persons who are experiencing homelessness who were interviewed for our story “Homeless Fear New Law.” (See https://www.hardknoxwire.com/new-homeless-fear-new-law/) In that story, Amy...