"Where are you taking Amy for your 30th anniversary?" "The Bahamas." I answered "Oh you’re going to love Atlantis" [caption id="attachment_2363" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Carriearl Hotel on Great Harbor Cay, Bahamas[/caption] My mind suddenly filled with visions of turbo-charged slides rocketing screaming kids under shark filled pools while sea turtles...

Nuclear chemist, forensic toxicologist, and crime lab director; dad to Amy, and my father-in-law; David Todd Stafford has passed away. As a young nuclear chemist for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he researched radioactive fuels for the Department of Energy, as toxicologist for Shelby County, TN...

  February’s winds brought heavy grey skies Thick with a Southern surprise I stood at the window, took in the sight Of a tree, sturdy and aged, that’s brought us many a morning delight A home to sparrows, mockers, Juncos and warblers that Enchant with song, dazzle our eye, and often...

At 7,000 feet, the jump master opened the door and offered me a thumbs up.  The air whooshed through the cabin, animating the nylon of my jumpsuit.  As the green patchwork gently retreated past the spinning props and whistling wingtips, I stood up, gripped the...