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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In the beginning, Donna Williams and I were not friends. Enemies? Maybe that's going too far, but certainly not friends.
Let's not look at Ferguson. Not yet.
Friday morning, someone else came forward with another Bill Cosby story.
Got a message from a parole officer who wants to tell me the story of one particular parolee who sounds like Lazarus: once lost and doped up as a drug dealer, he's now found, full of life, right as rain.