In the summer of 2007, desperate to find a car that achieved great gas mileage but could comfortably seat four people, I set out on a quest to scour the internet, auto magazines and the brains of all the motorheads I knew to find the best.
There are many encounters with my attending professors, from renowned internationally recognized researchers to an aging kindly small town doctor, that easily come to mind as medicine adds gray to my own hair. Dr. George Bosworth, a pediatrician in Rome, Ga., holds more than a few memories.
As a loving father, I always stay alert for those golden opportunities when I can hit the pause button of life and take a few minutes to impart to my children some small portion of the vast wealth of knowledge I have amassed in my 40-plus years.
Ever wanted to start an argument amongst a small group of people, but you’re bored with the typical hot-button topics of religion, politics or abortion? Talk about guns.
In our community, guns are hot. Several new stores and ranges have opened in the past year, while older businesses have remodeled or added to their inventory. More outlets are rumored in the works.
Q: Doc, is testosterone safe or not? I keep hearing different stories.
After seven years of living in Sevier County, I finally decided it was time to be a local tourist on the Fourth of July.
I am a man with a truck.
To quote one of my all-time favorite movies, “I have a bad feeling about this.”
Doc, how much calcium should I take to protect my bones?
As I’ve read the articles concerning the death of Georgia toddler Cooper Harris, I’ve experienced a sadness unlike any I’ve felt before from reading a national news story.
A recent collegiate study ranked Tennessee as third on the list of most corrupt states in the union. Third!
As a relatively new father, I’ve become keenly aware of something.
A very recent conversation with a veteran about his major cardiovascular surgery at a Veteran's Hospital here in Tennessee was enlightening, and not a surprise.
May is pretty darn hectic for a school kid’s parents. Multiply that times four and you get a feel for the gauntlet that my wife and I have just treaded.
Doc: I fear losing my memory more than anything else. What can I do to not get Alzheimer’s?
As the summer reading program announcements from around the county come into The Mountain Press, I can’t help but get excited for our local children.
It is motorcycle season, friends. Look twice before pulling out. I always do.
It was a beautiful warm and sunny day at the National Park Rangers headquarters in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when I first met the Stump family from Lima, Ohio.
Because I was raised about five miles off the main road in the rural community of Pinecrest, Tenn., I tend to get my dander up when I see my home county mentioned negatively on the Knoxville news — it’s only natural.
Question: So how private are my medical records on computers?
Mother’s Day is always an awkward holiday for me.
On Feb. 19, 1981, my mother succumbed to a long battle with cancer, just two weeks before my third birthday.
There’s a growing trend in Sevier County which, as an independent thinker, sort of bothers me.
Doc: Why are all my doctors now using computers instead of dictating? Seems like he looks more at the computer than me now.