NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s life was shaped by an event in Knoxville

Bubba Wallace (Photo by Zach Catanzareti, Creative Common license)

ESPN’s E60 documentary “Fistful of Steel – The Rise of Bubba Wallace,” which debuted Tuesday night, highlights how an event in Knoxville changed the NASCAR driver’s life and the life of his family — forever. (The documentary will re-airs on ESPNNews on Wednesday at 8 p.m.) Wallace, the only Black driver, in the top level… Continue reading NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s life was shaped by an event in Knoxville

Elon Musk is TIME’s latest Person of the year, but Dolly Parton has never won it?

Elon Musk, serial entrepreneur, at TED2013: The Young, The Wise, The Undiscovered. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Long Beach, CA. Photo: James Duncan Davidson (via Flickr used with Creative Commons License)

TIME magazine on Monday named entrepreneur Elon Musk its “Person of the Year,” seemingly more based on his influence than his outsized accomplishments of which there many. It’s a controversial pick of someone who loves to spark controversy. Yes, there’s more. but TIME’s pick is not a popularity contest or “best hero” of the year.… Continue reading Elon Musk is TIME’s latest Person of the year, but Dolly Parton has never won it?

Remember the COVID toll in Tennessee on this ‘more normal’ Thanksgiving

Tennessee Department of Health data as of Nov. 18, 2021. Graphic created with Flourish Studio.

While Tennesseans look toward enjoying a more normal Thanksgiving Holiday this week with family feasts and fellowship, take a moment to remember the those who have died of COVID-19 during the pandemic and to ponder what is yet to come. As of last Thursday, 7,708 women and 9,113 men have died of COVID in Tennessee,… Continue reading Remember the COVID toll in Tennessee on this ‘more normal’ Thanksgiving