Monthly Archives: April 2010

Bedtime Stories

Because I choose to stay up late to do improv on Tuesday nights, I take a nap almost every weekday afternoon. I’m not talking about a catnap on the couch or in my recliner. I crawl under the covers and … Continue reading

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Berry Nice

Why didn’t I try this sooner? I am kicking myself for all the money I have spent at Sam’s Club on fresh berries over the past few years. Yes, they are delicious and good for me. However they are not … Continue reading

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Turtle-jacked

Tortoise stories in the news almost always grab my attention despite the fact that they are often very similar. Usually it’s something along the lines of “Missing Tortoise Returned to Local Family.” The headline in the L.A. Unleashed column on … Continue reading

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Man in the Middle-brook

For the sake of social decorum, I took a slight break from my quest to drink only free coffee. WATE’s Tearsa Smith organized a “JavaTweetUp” at Javerde Coffee on Monday. I really like Tearsa and wanted to attend, even if … Continue reading

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Mothra’s Day

A spectacular visitor landed on the kitchen window while my wife and I were making omelets on Sunday morning. I recognized it without having to contact What’s That Bug? and rushed for the camera to snap a picture of the … Continue reading

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Silva Certificate

Michele Silva & Bob Yarbrough co-anchored WVLT‘s live broadcast of the Dogwood Arts Festival Parade on Friday night. I wrote about the parade in yesterday’s post. When she saw me, Michele took the opportunity to tease me about the latest … Continue reading

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Dogwoody Style

A herd of Chick-fil-A cows parachuted into downtown Knoxville Friday night. They were actually small dolls, thrown from the roofs of buildings on both sides of Gay Street. Meanwhile a contingent of people in cow costumes marched in the Dogwood … Continue reading

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Ham Wow

Aside from the obvious benefit of raising money for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, one of my favorite things about the Star 102.1 Radiothon is the chance to visit with the local news anchors who stop by to help out. Beth … Continue reading

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Quiet Buy It

For two days each year, Star 102.1 turns its airwaves over to raising money for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Radio listeners will be asked to phone in a pledge of any amount. This year the hospital is pushing a 3 … Continue reading

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G-burger, G-burger

“And the winner of a ten-year pass for all Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is… Frank Murphy,” said Ryan DeSear, general manager of Ripley Entertainment’s Tennessee attractions. I got about halfway to the podium when he said, “Oh … Continue reading

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Supportive Spouses

The Knoxville Choral Society held their year-end party Monday night at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Bearden Banquet Hall. The menu included grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, salad, peach cobbler and plenty of JFG coffee. The party gives members of the large choir a … Continue reading

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Hope Floats

Nancy Feist’s daughter Hope was in the class that received the Sacrament of Confirmation at All Saints Church on Sunday night. Seeing the high school student walk up to the altar to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion … Continue reading

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Take It to the Bridge

The upper crust of  Knoxville was partying with Air Supply on Saturday night at the Knoxville Convention Center.  I hadn’t heard about this year’s Center Stage event, which benefits East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. I probably still wouldn’t have known if … Continue reading

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Deliver Us from Evil

A blog post I wrote last weekend needs a follow-up post this weekend. An article about the rate of sexual abuse among all groups of men, not just Catholic priests, inspired me to speak up. Although the percentage of abusers … Continue reading

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