1st District Bike Tour!

1st District Bike Tour!

The TN 01 Olsen for Congress bike tour begins in 5 days! Natalie and I will start Sunday evening in Johnson City at the Tweetsie Trailhead and bike to the Smokehouse Restaurant in Elizabethon. Monday, I’ll start in Hampton then bike to Mountain City. Over the course of the week, I’ll bike in all 12 … Read Article

Jobs

Jobs

A few years ago, I was walking down the hallway in the hospital when one of the housekeeping employees asked me if I would give her an opinion about something. Of course, I said yes, and she proceeded to tell me about a personal health issue. “Well, it is possible that what you are describing … Read Article

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day commemorations go back to the years immediately following the American Civil War. “Decoration Day” events, the precursor to today’s Memorial Day, seem to have started in the Southern US but they quickly spread to the North. Initially, women were the initiators of the tradition since it was women who were the primary decorators … Read Article

Lessons from My Mother

Lessons from My Mother

Mother’s Day was Sunday, and I made a phone call to my own parents and thanked them again for all the support they have offered over the years. My mother has always been an inspiration and an example for me. I recall when she’d come home from her job as a schoolteacher, fuming about some … Read Article

Reflections on Earth Day

Reflections on Earth Day

Sunday was a gorgeous East Tennessee spring day; it was a great day to reflect upon Earth Day. Earth Day is a worldwide event which promotes awareness of the importance of our environment and the things we do to insure its protection. We are blessed in East Tennessee with natural beauty. Instances of serious environmental … Read Article