published Friday, May 10th, 2013

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THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

Editor’s note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.

Q: Dad, what is the biggest mistake in life?

A: That’s pretty broad. Sticking your figure in a light socket is dumb. Taking a big sip of the first thing you grab from the fridge at 3 a.m. can be nasty. Don’t ask me how I know either of these. But, I’d say not trying something out of fear of failure is right up there, too. Anyone I’ve ever met who did something great took a risk, or many risks.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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