Monthly Archives: March 2010

The End Zone

The newest Body Farm novel has been a topic of conversation almost everywhere I’ve been over the past week. At last night’s Einstein Simplified show, a guy named Moose told me that his father had been at the Oak Ridge … Continue reading

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With a Belt

One of the things I will miss about Blogger.com is the reading list on my dashboard. My type of blog is being kicked to the curb by the Blogger software developers. Originally their deadline was last Friday. They have extended … Continue reading

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Prodigal Stun

What once was lost has now been found! Four months after I lost my digital camera, it has found its way back to me. On the day after Thanksgiving, my kids and I purchased a new washer and dryer as … Continue reading

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Shell Games

The torrential rain today meant that my wife and I had to suggest an indoor activity for our house-guests. My wife’s sister and four of her kids are here on their spring break. We drove to tourist-friendly Sevier County and … Continue reading

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Song Choice

Adam Golka almost made us late for The Breakfast Club. The piano virtuoso was practically forced to play an encore by Maestro Lucas Richman. My wife and I attended last night’s performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. The second half … Continue reading

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Bony Baloney

The invitation from Susan and Mary Jo of the Bone Zones crew was enticing. They would set up some seats for me to fill with listeners who wanted to meet Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass at their book-signing event … Continue reading

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Anchors Aweigh

“Wow, that photo is like your dreams come to life! Nice,” said the message from my friend Bean, who had just seen a picture I posted to Twitter. Three morning news anchors from three different television stations had come in … Continue reading

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Obscure Little Research Facility

Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass autographed each of their first four Body Farm novels when I interviewed them about the books. Because our interview for “The Bone Thief” was recorded before the finished products were back from the printer, … Continue reading

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Come Together

Tourism is big business in East Tennessee. Dollywood, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, recently hosted a forum for the gubernatorial candidates on the topic. I saw something in St. Louis recently that might be worth stealing for the Great … Continue reading

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Chance of Blurries

Movies 7, the place formerly known as the “dollar theater” now charges $2 a ticket, which is still pretty good. While we waited for the show to start Sunday night, my wife and I saw an odd combination of ancient … Continue reading

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Walk and Chew Gum

Before I was asked to auction off a meal with the Bishop at the annual fund-raising dinner for Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, I had already agreed to be the honorary chairman for their “Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk.” The … Continue reading

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Sweet Seventeenth

No matter how late or how early Easter is each year, my wife’s birthday always falls during Lent. As a result, we plan our Lenten sacrifices to exclude a sweet treat on her special day. This year’s celebration was delayed … Continue reading

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Without a Net

Skydiving and bungee jumping will never appeal to me. I wonder if the rush that you get from surviving is similar to the feeling I had last night when I stepped off the stage at the benefit dinner for Catholic … Continue reading

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Popular Science

Next week literally thousands of Tennesseans will line up at bookstores (and a Sam’s Club) to get autographed copies of “The Bone Thief.” If Dr. Bill Bass stayed up that late, the Knoxville stores could probably draw big crowds to … Continue reading

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