Tag Archives: Nashville

The aftermath of the plane crash in Bellevue

Last Monday afternoon, a small plane crashed less than a half-mile from my house in the Nashville suburb of Bellevue.  That’s my traditional news lede.  But I wasn’t a reporter on duty that day. I wasn’t waiting to rush out, … Continue reading

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How I learned to stop worrying and love Twitter

I recently decided to give Twitter another chance. Like any good little journalist trying to keep up with everyone else, I signed up for Twitter eons ago. I used it sparingly for a few weeks, then more or less abandoned … Continue reading

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Writing about the flood

I got the chance to write an article this week that was especially meaningful to me. My editor at NurseZone asked me to write a story about nurses responding to help people during the flood (you know, the flood of … Continue reading

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After the flood: moving forward

Flood relief efforts are continuing here in Nashville. Country stars and Nashvillians Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced today that they’re organizing a huge relief concert down at the Bridgestone Arena in June. Teams of volunteers head out with gloves, … Continue reading

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Finally, someone’s paying attention to the flood…

Okay, I’m slightly mollified. Last night, Anderson Cooper from CNN reported from my suburb of Bellevue on his show AC360. And he apologized for not being here sooner and for not giving the Nashville flood situation the attention that it … Continue reading

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What? There was a historic flood in Nashville?

I guess by now you’ve all heard about the Great Nashville Flood of 2010. Oh, wait? You haven’t? You haven’t heard about a historic flood that only happens about once every 500 years that has nearly washed away huge swaths … Continue reading

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Snowbound!

 In case anyone was wondering what I’ve been up to for the last few days….it’s been gawking at all the SNOW that we got here in Nashvegas this weekend. Every few years, Mother Nature dumps a huge amount of snow … Continue reading

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Not panicking just yet

A few years ago, SARS was the big health news. Now it’s swine flu. Excuse me, H1N1 flu. Whatever they want us to call it, I hope that it’s a mountain that turns into a molehill. I don’t blame my … Continue reading

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Go read my article in Her Nashville

Hey, look, I’m famous! Well, sort of. Remember my rant about all the junk at my parents left at my house at Thanksgiving? You know…The Mom Bomb? Well, that blog post has turned into a feature article in the March … Continue reading

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Why are there so many songs about rainbows?

My son William likes to sing.  He likes to sing loudly. He likes to sing joyfully (and maybe a little tiny bit off-key).  And lately, he’s been on a Kermit the Frog kick. So he’s been singing “The Rainbow Connection.” And it got … Continue reading

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