01/15/2008: The Letcher County Giant

12/03/2007: Appalachia’s “Utopia of Temperance”

07/09/2007: Who Reads Blogs: An Examination of Blog Readers (my master’s thesis) (PDF)

As an undergrad at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, I was a weekly columnist for The Daily Beacon. Below are my columns.

04/26/2005: Summer Reading

04/19/2005: The Power of the Blogs

04/12/2005: The Case Against Affirmative Action

04/05/2005: Recommended Viewing

03/29/2005: On Terri Schiavo

03/15/2005: Random Thoughts

03/01/2005: The Case for Academic Freedom

02/22/2005: Liberty and Social Security

02/15/2005: We’re Being Invaded

02/08/2005: Elections in Iraq

02/01/2005: Byrd Vs. Rice: Where’s the Outrage?

01/25/2005: What I Saw at the Revolution

01/18/2005: Predictions for 2005

11/30/2004: This One Goes Out to the Ones I Love

11/23/2004: Random Thoughts

11/16/2004: An Open Letter to President Bush

11/09/2004: Is America Really Divided?

11/02/2004: Get Out and Vote

10/26/2004: Random Election Thoughts

10/19/2004: Federal Disaster Relief = Wrong

10/12/2004: Perverted Professors

10/05/2004: Debate Reaction

09/28/2004: The Case Against Socialized Medicine

09/21/2004: Random Thoughts

09/14/2004: 9/11 Memorial Vandalism implies hate for America

09/07/2004: The Big Tent Party

08/31/2004: Intolerant Religious Bigots

08/24/2004: Nukes Are Necessary

08/14/2004: The Case for Bush

08/03/2004: True Tales of the Bush Haters

07/27/2004: Supporting Israel: A Moral Obligation

07/20/2004: Legalizing Marijuana = Freedom

07/13/2004: A Look at the Kerry/Edwards Ticket

07/06/2004: Random Thoughts and Rhetorical Questions

06/29/2004: Something is a Little Fishy…

06/22/2004: “Green” Doesn’t Fly in Big Orange Country

06/15/2004: Why I am a Conservative

06/08/2004: Ronald Reagan Truly Iconic of American Presidency

06/01/2004: Media, Politicians Obscure Real Issues in Iraq

04/22/2004: Summer Readings Recommended

04/15/2004: FCC Gaining Too Much Power

04/08/2004: Racial Language Examined

04/01/2004: Laci and Conner’s Law

03/25/2004: Longtime Tax Debate Rages

03/18/2004: Recent Noteworthy Events Abound

03/04/2004: ‘Passion’ Merits ‘Two Thumbs Up’

02/26/2004: University Faculties Greatly Lacking in Diversity

02/19/2004: Russia Still Poses Serious Threat

02/12/2004: Choices in Education Encouraged

02/05/2004: ‘Bush Lied’ Argument Fails

01/29/2004: Democratic Candidates Examined

01/22/2004: Many Aid Programs Bad Ideas

01/15/2004: Reading the Constitution Elucidates Applicable Ideals

12/02/2003: Christmas Under Attack

11/25/2003: Sukhmani & the UT Issues Committee

11/18/2003: Israel: Our Only Middle Eastern Ally

11/11/2003: Sad Story Merits Attention

11/04/2003: Denouncing Religious Expression Squelches Freedoms

10/28/2003: Abortion Bill Raises Moral Issues

10/21/2003: Democratic Party’s Actual Civil Rights Record Outlined

10/14/2003: Some Questions to Ponder…

10/07/2003: ESPN Fails to Handle Limbaugh Situation Appropriately

09/30/2003: Time to Enjoy California Circus

09/23/2003: Gun Control Poses Threat to American Liberties

09/16/2003: Campuses Plagued by Hypocrisy

09/09/2003: Attacks Have Led to a Better World

09/02/2003: U.N. Occupation of Iraq Examined

08/26/2003: Alabama Court Justice Deserves Praise

08/21/2003: Questioning: A Key Aspect of College

Other Writings

On Bowling For Columbine

On Gay Marriage

Presbyterian Propaganda (On Iraq and Guns)

NOW and Laci Peterson

There IS Hope for France!

Letter to the Editor (2/21/03)

CU Room Checks: Naive and Disrespectful

On Reality TV

Skateboarding from past to present at KMA

Local music junkies find their niche at Blue Cats

Local history rooted in Blount Mansion

Fourth & Gill: Rich in Architecture and History

94.3 hosts Extreme Halloween bash

My Other Sites

Ghosts & Spirits of Tennessee

Classic Nick Online