Monthly Archives: August 2011

Foster the People

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar in St. Louis was packed on Sunday morning. They serve a full brunch buffet with a menu that appealed to me. I decided to go the moment I saw the words “Bananas Foster Baked French Toast” on … Continue reading

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Zut Alors!

When Jillly’s Cupcake Bar appeared on “Cupcake Wars,” I immediately made plans to go there the next time I would be in St. Louis. While waiting for a table at their Sunday brunch the other day, I tasted a Space … Continue reading

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Towards the Roar

Fr. Michael Woods was a little disappointed that I was going to miss yesterday’s second annual outdoor Mass at All Saints Catholic Church. I was there last year and served as a lector. “All Saints Coming Together” pushes some people … Continue reading

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No Licking of the Spoon

Some of the segments I’ve done for Smoky Mountain Morning are starting to turn up on YouTube. The first story I did was a walking tour of World’s Fair Park. Later that same day, I visited Forensic Chemistry Camp, which … Continue reading

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Boomington, Minnesota

The World’s Largest Prairie Chicken could have improved our trip through Minnesota. Last month, my wife and I visited the last four states on my quest for all fifty. Because we were going to be in the neighborhood, relatively speaking, … Continue reading

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Earl of Sandwich Cookies

The experience of eating a Triple Double Oreo was surprisingly familiar. I dunked it in milk and took a bite. It reminded me of the way I used to eat regular Oreos; two at a time. According to the nutrition … Continue reading

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Being Felt

“The Green Album,” a new collection of Muppets tunes, gave me a sense of déjà vu. The disc contains 12 songs covered by modern artists such as OK Go, Amy Lee and My Morning Jacket. When I worked at KROQ, … Continue reading

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Virginia Real

Shortly after Northern Virginia was rocked by an earthquake, my sister called to tell me about it. She felt a violent shaking, as opposed to the rolling motion that characterizes many California quakes. She wanted to know what to tell … Continue reading

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Spot On

After church on Sunday, my friend Mike was excited to tell me about a show he’s been watching on IFC. Since then, I’ve been catching up on episodes of “Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings” via OnDemand and online. Rhett McLaughlin … Continue reading

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New Latte-tude

Vienna Coffee House looks like someplace I would go while on vacation. Instead of a beach locale, it is in the heart of nearby Maryville. I was enticed to stop by because of a mention on Twitter of their salted … Continue reading

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Bang, Zoom!

Members of the FBI Citizenshttp://www.paramountcafe.com/ Academy learn a lot about the mission of the Bureau during the nine-week course. The most memorable experience was when they put lethal weapons in our hands on range day. Those of us who are … Continue reading

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Pongy

A recent WMOT news report points out that the Body Farm was the first such research facility and now one of only three in the world. The radio newscast includes quotes from graduate students collecting finger and wrist bones. As … Continue reading

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Mallow Martial

Yet another Frank Murphy has caught my attention on the Internet. This one is known as Master Frank Murphy , because he is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. He also has a great Irish accent, which makes sense … Continue reading

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Dar-winism

One of the added benefits that came with my WiFi clock radio was an account with MP3tunes. I can upload songs from my computer to my MP3 locker and listen to them via my clock radio. I got an email … Continue reading

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