Author: Kathy T.

November 1 – The Doctor is In


This is officially the first day of the 2017 NaBloPoMo. Crazy name, right? It’s the acronym for “National Blog Posting Month” which is a takeaway from the NaNoWriMo – or “National Novel Writing Month.”  In our case, I hope to…

“He’s mean to my mommy.”


As a child, Jacqueline would make up silly songs about things that scared her. That coping mechanism didn’t keep her safe as a young adult. Instead it was a burst of courage after years of emotional, verbal, and physical abuse…

Viva Las Vegas! GO LaVERGNE!


LaVergne is sending a delegation to the 2017 retail conference hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers, scheduled May 21-24 in Las Vegas. I won’t talk about taxpayer dollars sending people to Vegas because it’s just a fact that the…

She was Being Groomed by a Creep


According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, “Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or trafficking. Children and young…

We Are LaVergne: Linda Steed


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu Linda Steed found a deep and abiding love when she met her husband, Chris. They were married for 24 years before getting divorced, but…

Fresh Ideas: Little Free Library


About five years ago, I approached our wonderful La Vergne Public Library director about promoting the idea and/or sponsoring the “Little Free Library” movement in our city. The funding just was not there nor was there a groundswell of support…