Coronavirus Diaries Day 61: Charcoal Memories

Coronavirus Diaries Day 61: Charcoal Memories

Many aromas mark the start of summer — flowers, pollen, sunscreen, etc., but for me, summer tastes like charcoal.  I burned my way through a pair of gas grills over the past 20 years, and planned to buy another one when we moved from Dalton to Old Forge last...
Coronavirus Diaries Day 49: Scar Tissue

Coronavirus Diaries Day 49: Scar Tissue

Thick skins are made of scar tissue. God knows I’ve earned mine over 20-plus years in this job. Some people are powerfully allergic to honesty, and the common reaction is to vent their spleens in emails, antisocial media posts and anonymous,...