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May 29, 2016

Everyone has days they circle on the calendar, ones they look forward to all year long.

Today is mine.

There are few days that are better to be a race fan than this one, a day that starts at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco, then cuts to Indianapolis for the 100th running of the...


Clark: The ghost of Jesse James still rides the creek this 'Decoration Day'

May 29, 2016

I like to remember a stream that slips between rolling hills on the northeast Missouri plain and imagine Jesse James and his posse of riders watering their horses with the sun’s rays sliding low and long from the West.

This not altogether fanciful image comes back to me today...


Memorial Day: The last full measure of devotion

May 29, 2016

Monday is Memorial Day, a national day of remembrance and honor for those throughout our history who have given what President Lincoln called, “the last full measure of devotion.” Sadly, most of today’s beneficiaries of that devotion return little more than a passing thought to...


Rutledge: Drive-in movies worth more than price of admission

May 28, 2016

One of the great benefits of living back in East Tennessee is the proximity to drive-in movie theaters. They are few and far between these days, and that's a shame.

Minutes from our home are two awesome drive-ins: State Line in Elizabethton and Twin City in Bristol. For my money, drive-...