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Hardee Boys

Although I didn’t get what I wanted at Hardee’s, I did get a nice surprise. I went to a Hardee’s restaurant on Kingston Pike with the intention of buying a turkey burger. The staff told me that turkey burgers were … Continue reading

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Tara-ra Boom-de-ay

In the ten months since she performed in last year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest, Tara Ochs has appeared in at least two projects that garnered national attention. I hope to offer her my congratulations at this year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest on … Continue reading

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A Side of Beacon

An article about Einstein Simplified triggered my Google alert for my own name and a Twitter notification that the group’s handle had been mentioned. The story appeared in The Daily Beacon, the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee. I … Continue reading

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New Moon

Before taking a MoonPie, I asked the convenience store sales clerks twice to be sure. The treats were, in fact, free at the new Weigel’s in LaFollette during the grand opening celebration. I was interested in sampling a new flavor, … Continue reading

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Glazer Pointer

The Weigel’s store in LaFollette sells a grilled cheese sandwich made with a glazed doughnut. I learned about the “Sweet Glazer” on their Facebook page as I was preparing to do a remote broadcast from the store. When I got … Continue reading

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Booyah or Nah?

Because of everything else that happened in December, I almost forgot that my car window came off its track on Christmas Day while I was in the DC area. The same thing had happened to the driver’s side window last … Continue reading

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Does Eat Oats

Starbucks has been offering me bonus stars for certain purchases. Every time I earn twelve stars, I get a free drink. One of their recent offers promised two free stars with the purchase of a breakfast item. I often get … Continue reading

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Not So Small Talk

“How were your holidays?” I’ve heard the question many times in the past week now that people are returning to their normal routines. I want to give an honest answer without completely ruining the mood. I generally respond, “We had … Continue reading

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Faulty Seasoning

Before the Christmas season ends on Sunday, I dialed up some Christmas music on my WiFi clock radio. My wife and I heard some favorites and a few less familiar tunes tonight. They played “I’ve Got My Love to Keep … Continue reading

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Green Hot Peppers

As a GMU alumni, I was happy to hear the latest good news about my alma mater. The Green Machine, George Mason University’s pep band has been named the best in the nation by the NCAA. The band, under the … Continue reading

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Ready for Twenty Figteen

  When the sales clerk at Dollywood finished wrapping my purchase, it looked like a burrito or sub sandwich. In fact, it was a jar of Fig Spread. My wife spotted the product as I was reading the ingredients on … Continue reading

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A Batman a Day

As of the sixth day of the new year, I have watched the first six episodes of Batman: The Complete Television Series on my smartphone. My family gave me the Blu-ray box set for Christmas even though we don’t have … Continue reading

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Bam Bambi

When the phone rings at 5:15 in the morning, it’s usually bad news. In fact, the first thing I said was “what’s wrong?” when my wife called me at 5:15 a.m. on December 16. She had hit a deer on … Continue reading

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Light Years

The lighting display at the hardware store made me think. How many more times will I need to buy light bulbs? Advances in technology have resulted in modern bulbs with a life expectancy of ten or twenty years. If they keep developing … Continue reading

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