The Last Word

Marcus, Isaiah, Zander and Melanie Williamson.

What Family Means to Me

Growing up, my family really valued the importance of our last name. We took a lot of pride in being…

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David Anderson, Ady the dog, Jack Lacey and Ed Pershing

A Partnership to Health

A talk with Jack Lacey and Ed Pershing.

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Troy Galyon on Mount Katahdidn, the terminl point of the Appalachian trail

Better World

We all want to do our part to make the world a better place, but more often than not, we…

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Erin Zammett Ruddy

Loosening the Grip on the Big Life Plan

Erin Zammett Ruddy learned some life skills in her 20s that also helped her face the pandemic. Just don’t ask…

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Wildlife veterinarian Dan Grove extracts a lymph node from a deer carcass

To Be Different

After 11 moves across nine states, Dan Grove landed his dream veterinarian job.

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Theater teacher Alison Manning and her students on set

Remembering Why

Teaching is not easy. It is more than making awesome lesson plans, having great test scores and getting a top…

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Slide Book cover

Make ’Em Laugh

An excerpt from Carl Wolfson's Slide!, a tragicomedy about the 1964 Philadelphia Phillies team collapse as well as about Wolfson,…

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Delmont Jones runs in the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon

Running for My Life (And Theirs, Too)

In September 2013 I participated in my first 5K (3.1-mile) race.

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Sally Kirkpatrick

Silencing the Sneer

Since the sixth grade, this novelist dealt with anxiety, self-doubt and depression. After she crumpled under its weight, she found…

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Cindy Ogle

The Day Life Changed Forever

Cindy Ogle (Knoxville ’73, ’78), Gatlinburg's city manager, recounts her wildfire experience.

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I Will Hold

Clifton Cates was a 1916 UT graduate and a World War I hero.

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Headshots from Lofton Stuart's years at UT

A Life-long Impact

For half a century, the University of Tennessee has been the major factor in both my professional and personal life.

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a Lincoln Continental

New Years and Old Ones

Three UT students, a Lincoln Continental and a long trip to Texas

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Not Lost, Found

A couple of years ago, I delivered a eulogy for Bob Alley. Fraternity brother, college roommate, best friend. Maybe you…

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Sharing is Good

The “sharing economy” or “collaborative consumption” is giving age-old ideas like renting, bartering and swapping a 21st-century makeover. Now, instead…

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Topchik Photo

Learning from the past and present

Writer and editor Jack Topchik reflects on the college experience.

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The Warrior Poets

The Warrior Poets

The author and the soldier live in different worlds, but sometimes those worlds collide. On rare occasions, pen and sword…

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The Effect of Cornmeal

The Effect of Cornmeal

Later I understood why: Cornmeal is in your bones, y’all. It’s part of surviving in war and peace in a…

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Lester McClain

Moving the Chains

It was the very first game and the very first catch for No. 85 in your Tennessee program, a shy…

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Conquering the Hill

Her dad was standing there in his Condredge Holloway jersey and was waiting for her to join him. "C'mon, sweetheart,…

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When UT Calls

When UT Calls

Family catches up to Keith Carver.

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Nuts for NASCAR

Nuts for NASCAR

A passion for racing, a pen dipped in scholarly ink.

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The Road Home

The Road Home

I-40 between Knoxville and Nashville: miles of memories.

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