Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

From “Hello” to “All Night Long” and every song in-between, the Lionel Richie concert at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville was everything I could have hoped for! The only thing I might have changed would have been for him to sing “Lady,” which he actually wrote for...
Dollywood

Dollywood

May Day, May Day! It’s a Dollywood getaway! Russ and I hadn’t been to Dollywood for several years. The last time I went, I had gained so much weight, I no longer fit on the roller coasters. Since that has always been my favorite part, the park lost its luster for me....
John Oates Concert

John Oates Concert

The night of the John Oates concert finally arrived!  When I first saw it advertised, I debated about whether to buy tickets. I liked the venue, our little local theater, The Paramount. But I just wasn’t convinced I would enjoy a show by Oates without Hall. It...
Tennessee Mountain Writers Wrap-Up

Tennessee Mountain Writers Wrap-Up

Another Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference has come and gone. It was another great one, but that doesn’t surprise me. The TMW Board always produces a top-notch event, and I come home both exhausted and exhilarated, wonderful ideas and information in hand to...
2024 80s Cruise Recap

2024 80s Cruise Recap

Here’s my attempt of a recap of the 2024 80s Cruise. Overall, a wonderful time. Despite falling and slightly spraining my ankle, it was a wonderful time. Another week where we sometimes had to try to figure out when we would have time to eat because there was so much...
Coming Back to Myself

Coming Back to Myself

I’ve been off the ship a week and am still suffering the 80s Cruise Hangover. I look forward to this cruise every year for approximately fifty-one weeks, then we get to go back in time to my favorite decade for one full week. And then we’re thrust back into the...