About

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I am a journalist from East Tennessee. Currently, my wife and I reside near the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, where I work as editor of the hometown newspaper and she is an elementary school teacher. We have three children, twins Toby and Rachel, and baby Cooper. Scooter — our hound mix — lives here, too. So do Popeye and Chubs, our mouse-catchers who are not particularly fond of me (nor I of them).
I am a political enthusiast but an independent…that doesn’t mean that I don’t adhere to political ideology, only that I’m not beholden to any political party or candidate.
In addition to politics, I blog about my hometown, the weather, outdoor lifestyles, the University of Tennessee and whatever else catches my attention.
This blog was launched in 2004 as a blog about my hobby of meteorology. The focus of the blog eventually shifted but the weather remains a major subject matter around here, especially during times of wintry or severe weather.
Send me an email, if you’re so inclined, to benwgarrett at gmail dot com.