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Tragedy And Helplessness

Chilled fingers grasped the sides of my smartphone, high winds numbing my cheeks, but aside from the sting of cold air in my throat I felt nothing. The news of what’s happened in Chattanooga is fresh as of the time of this writing—the driver ...

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It’s been a topic here in the last few months, but it’s going to be a topic now again after there have been two more local police chases that ended in death. Before I go on, let me say to the officers reading this that may have been involved ... more

Nov 2, 2016 11:13 AM On The Beat

I have always imagined the human mind as something that started out as a color palette, a series of dimples in a circular pattern with different colors and hues filled in by each parent based on hundreds of generations of modifications for good ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM On The Beat

I was easing down the highway in the early morning light of what was a new day to some but the end of a long day to me, and I couldn’t get home fast enough. I was vulnerable here. I was a midnight man and unaccustomed to the details the light ... more

Sep 21, 2016 11:59 AM On The Beat

I leaned against the counter inside a local Tiger Mart convenience store and nearly fell to the ground. It wasn’t because it was slippery or anything (or that I was slippery either for that matter), but rather because I was so focused on the ... more

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM On The Beat

Hours had passed since the sun cast even a hint of pinkish light across the East Chattanooga sky. We aren’t moving a muscle and we’re sweating. Summertime in the ‘Noog at its finest. I lifted a hand to facilitate the smoking process and the ... more

Aug 10, 2016 11:42 AM On The Beat

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