David Cook

David Cook is the award-winning city columnist for the Times Free Press, working in the same building where he began his post-college career as a sportswriter for the Chattanooga Free Press. Cook, who graduated from Red Bank High, holds a master's degree in Peace and Justice Studies from Prescott College and an English degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For 12 years, he was a teacher at the middle, high school and university levels. A Marshall Memorial Fellow, Cook published in magazines (The Sun, Utne Reader, Geez), academic journals, an anthology on homelessness ("Personal Struggles, Professional Lives: Ethics and Advocacy in Research on Homelessness" — Lexington Press) and an anthology on grandparents and grandchildren ("Grandparenting with Heart" — North Atlantic).

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For Luther

Members of our city's Concerned Citizens for Justice have just returned again from Ferguson, Mo.

There is a thin line between innovation and recklessness, between leadership and self-promotion, between vision and fantasy.

A few weeks ago, Bart Wallin conducted an experiment.

How’s this for a game-changer?

Erlanger, you want to build a new children's hospital?

The story of her childhood howls with pain, but don't turn away.

We forget.

A degree of turmoil is unfolding in the president’s office at Chattanooga State Community College.

Not long ago, you read about Chris and Cookie Rolle, the retired couple on Dodson Avenue who wake up each morning hours before the sun to serve a front-yard breakfast — fruit, cereal, hot chocolate, oatmeal, energy bars — for dozens and dozens of neighborhood children on their way to the Avondale bus stop.

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