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Zombie Viral

Prepare to experience déjà vu, that strange feeling we sometimes get that we’ve lived through something before. Last week, I wrote a blog post about doing the zombie workout at Koko FitClub. The local franchise of Koko FitClub shared my … Continue reading

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Friends with Words

Five local writers and one Friends of Literacy student were honored at the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday at the Lighthouse Knoxville. The 2014 Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame inductees are: Lifetime … Continue reading

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Boxing Match

One of the guest blog posts that my friend Nancy wrote during my vacation last year was about her passion for creating miniature works of art known as room boxes. At the time I had no idea that she would … Continue reading

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One Fig-ular Sensation

The headlights of my wife’s car revealed an important discovery as we returned home Sunday night. I was sure I spotted a tiny green bulb on one of the branches of my fig tree. On Monday, I inspected the tree … Continue reading

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The Hall You Say

August 1 is the anniversary of my first blog post in 2005. It’s an ideal day to share some very good news that I received this past week. Dear Mr. Murphy, . Congratulations – you have been selected to be … Continue reading

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Can I Get a What What?

Deejays take requests. Talk-show hosts do “open phones.” Improvisers ask for suggestions. I thought it would be fun to ask you for topics. Here’s the game: give me a lighthearted word or phrase and I will write an impromptu post … Continue reading

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Spiritually Richer

During Stephanie Richer’s encounter with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, she asked if he gave a blessing to the New York Football Giants after their most recent loss. He responded that he thought he’d have to give them an anointing. The funny story and … Continue reading

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Is Eight Enough?

Yesterday was the eighth anniversary of my blog. I started sifting through the archives of the past 12 months and found eight posts that I especially liked. The eight links that I posted yesterday were from August through January. Here … Continue reading

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Eight Tracks

August 1, 2005 seemed like a good day to start a blog. Today my blog turns eight years old. In honor of its anniversary, I thought I would list my eight favorite posts from the past year. The problem is … Continue reading

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Key Tagalog

The Italian word “papabile” translates to “pope-able.” Many Catholics around the world are wondering if their local cardinal might be considered papabile when next month’s conclave convenes. Even the secular site Buzzfeed listed ten of the papabile. People in the … Continue reading

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Stage and Screen

Thanks to digital technology, I was on television and on stage at the same time last night. The staff at East Tennessee PBS invited me to appear on their pledge drive. When I declined due to a previous commitment, they … Continue reading

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Take a Crack at It

Frugalissa Finds is giving away a pair of tickets to the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association’s production of “The Nutcracker.” There are still two days left for you to enter the contest on her site. I play the Governor in … Continue reading

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Hallow Points

Happy All Hallows Day! This past Sunday, Fr. Michael Woods reminded his parishioners of the connection between Halloween and All Hallows, a/k/a All Saints’ Day, the feast day that gave All Saints Church its name. Yesterday, I read a great … Continue reading

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District of Columbaria

The first of two podcasts that Fr. Christian Mathis and I recorded with Dr. Bill Bass is now online. You can find it on Fr. Christian’s blog. The episode is about Catholics and cremation. In the podcast, we talk about … Continue reading

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