Author: <span>Jack King</span>

I’ve discovered the best coffee shop in West Knoxville:  Mojoe’s Trailside Coffee.  I can’t handle the Starbucks near my house.  It’s too small, always crowded, and not an ounce of Knoxville originality.  So I was relieved when I recently discovered a locally-owned coffee shop just down the street from West High School.  When I arrived there this afternoon I had the place to myself, excepting the owner who occupied a table across the room, complete…

Last September, my wife, Emily, and I moved into a new home in which we inherited the gift of threetowering maples in our backyard.  Still unpacking, we noticed the signs of autumn already coming to the backyard within a the first few weeks in our new home.   A cold front and a few rainy days and all the sudden emerald greens have become blazing reds.  The change always seems to come so quickly. Here in East Tennessee…