published Friday, November 29th, 2013

Courter: 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 sophomore in college.

Q: Dad, what is your best advice regarding Christmas shopping?

A: Make enough money so you can pay someone to do it for you. Nah, that’s not right. Buy from the heart. Buy from local artisans when possible and certainly from locally owned shops. Most importantly, do not go into debt buying Christmas gifts for people.

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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