It’s almost impossible not to hear the term “Green” on a daily basis. The earthy color has become a popular buzz word due to the Global Warming debate. Green energy, green jobs, green feelings, green practices, green (fill in the blank). I say enough already! I realize it’s not hip, fashionable or trendy to cast doubt upon this massive advertising campaign that is “Green” but frankly I’m sick of hearing it. Yes, we humans have not been kind to Mother Earth. There are many things we can do to reduce our impact on this planet. But if you really think the “Green” movement is solely about saving the environment, I have about 400 square miles of land in Hawaii to sell you. It is about “Green” as in cash baby, cha ching! «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville native Chris Jackson’s personal account of his experience in the recent Murfreesboro Tornado
I can remember as a child how much fear I had of the word “tornado”. Like most children who grew up in the seventies, our first exposure to exactly what those terrible storms were, came from the yearly airing of “The Wizard of Oz”. I can remember a few times where tornadoes touched down near our home in the Salem community, and even one time when some shingles were blown off our roof while we were out having fun at Opryland.
I’m not a scientist, and certainly not a meteorologist, but it seems to me that in recent years we have had to endure far more of these storms then we ever did when I was a child. Those who have lived longer than me seem to agree. «Read the rest of this article»