Listening to my heart

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

At age 23, I had it all figured out.
I knew what I wanted out of life. I knew what my life would look like for the next however-many years. I …

Kitchen Table Talk

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

It’s back-to-school time in the South, and the parks, splash pads and neighborhoods are pretty empty while the football stadiums are filling up.
For those of you with seniors, my heart …

Kitchen Table Talk

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

My career life has been on a roller coaster for the past few months. Changes, never easy, are unavoidable. For the most part, I am very happy with the final …

Kitchen Table Talk

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

One of my favorite songs is “I Hope You Dance.” Its homespun, optimistic wishes should inspire even the hardest of hearts. Give faith a fighting chance, feel small beside the …

Kitchen Table Talk

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

The first time I saw anything on stage other than a beauty pageant or a play produced by high school seniors, I was a freshman at the University of Tennessee.
It …

Kitchen Table Talk

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut

I love living in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, but the sirens of the seas call me “home” every summer.
Home is Holden Beach, N.C., a quiet beach town …