Back the Blue

One of the great reasons to live in East Tennessee, and Soddy-Daisy, in particular, is the climate of safety and security. Out here in the suburbs and rural areas, crime is nearly non-existent. Sure, there is drug crime and petty crime, but serious, violent crime is virtually unheard of. In my 25 years living here, …

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Say What?

My parents were poor – Dad was California poor; Mom was Kentucky poor. Dad wanted more and became self-educated, a man always learning, always expecting us kids to do the same. Mom was okay with her Kentucky roots – as they say, she was never “puttin’ on airs” but was content with who she was. …

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We May Never Get To Paris

We find ourselves wrapping up an extensive (and expensive) exterior remodel project. It started out with our old (ca 1964) house needing a paint job. But what if… and now it has morphed into new siding, structural changes, new deck rail system (looks like money!) and just a general correction of decades of several owners’ …

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