News and Tribune

Columns

June 7, 2013

NASH: Reaching a milestone

People who know me best understand that I am not the most organized person around. I am not completely unorganized but I could always use a little refining.  

A few weeks ago I had a little down time so I decided to do something I had been threatening to do for a long time. I compiled a list of all of these weekly columns that I had written. In trying to organize my writing a little better I realized that the column that was published last week was the 200th that I had written.

Four years have almost passed and I have written a column every week except one. Last year around election time I was offered a week off to make room for letters to the editor. I have submitted columns from four different states including my brother’s house in Las Vegas, a hotel room in Utah as I prepared for my son’s wedding and a picnic table in Hot Springs, Ark., as I relaxed on my honeymoon.

From the beginning my goal was not necessarily to change the world but maybe to make our little corner of it a little better. I hope that people have enjoyed reading whether or not they have agreed with my point of view or not. If everyone was on my side for everything I wrote, what would be the point. I really appreciate hearing from people that have a different point of view than mine.

One of the biggest complaints I get is when I complain about something someone did who is of the opposite political position as I am. Earlier this year I wrote about the attorney for the Floyd County Commissioners who was arrested for driving under the influence and I called for his replacement. A reader wrote: “I wish Mr. Nash would hold liberals to as high a standard as he does conservatives.”    That reader must not have read the column I wrote condemning a councilwoman and our mayor back in June of 2011 for the same offense.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Columns
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.