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Purpose and Patience

The common denominator in conversations I’ve had with friends and family today: will we have the patience for what comes next? Is there any other way to be? I guess that’s always been the allure of Gruden, Freeze, Pearl’s return, and other Tennessee fairy tales: the corresponding myth of the […]


On Hendon Hooker at Virginia Tech

In the midst of what feels like perpetual uncertainty, a surprise: the Vols picked up a transfer portal commitment from Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker. I live in the Blacksburg “metro”, and have spent nine of the last 15 years in southwest Virginia. I’m by no means an expert on […]