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Mucho Grand

In appreciation for exceeding 1,000 “likes” on Facebook, I’m giving away prizes. Frugalissa Finds has been using a widget called Rafflecopter to handle giveaways on her site. I decided to try it too. The contest runs all day Friday, Saturday, … Continue reading

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Express Yourself

One of my favorite things about riding the Metro is getting a free newspaper to enjoy on the trip. There are actually two papers available for the taking. The Washington Examiner has a decidedly conservative slant. Express shares the views … Continue reading

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Currents Event

One of the things I thought I would miss when I switched my site from Blogger to WordPress was the reading list on my Blogger.com dashboard. Over time, I kind of forgot about the reading list until I found it … Continue reading

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Swimming Trunk

Over the seven years that I’ve been writing my blog, I’ve described all the various animals that like to share my swimming pool with me. None of the frogs, bats, mice, lizards, salamanders, turtles, chipmunks, rabbits, hawks or insects compare … Continue reading

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Phoning It In

Frugalissa took a picture of my dumb phone. I met the local blogger while I was doing a remote broadcast from a new Kroger store. Frugalissa’s name is actually Melissa Cox. I told about my interest in upgrading to a … Continue reading

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‘Cause it’s Kitschcraft

For the past few weeks, my friend Cheryl Burchett’s Facebook and blog posts have alluded to some upcoming big news. Her latest status update is “I don’t just LIKE it, I LOVE IT!” Last night Cheryl was able to reveal … Continue reading

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No Doubt

Susan Seals of BoneZones.com asked me to arrange for “one of my Catholic people” to surprise Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass at the New Hope Center in Oak Ridge last night. Susan wanted a member of the clergy to … Continue reading

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There’s No Page Like Home

Facebook and Twitter are great but my true online home is right here on my own domain. My blog serves as my diary. My most loyal readers are my wife and kids, who are also my best proofreaders. I often … Continue reading

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Trending Topic

Except for a rain delay, my Father’s Day played out as I had hoped. I went for a swim and enjoyed smoked chicken and grilled peaches for dinner, which I anticipated in a guest post about Father’s Day for Food … Continue reading

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Besting Out All Over

The East Tennessee’s Best poll in the New Sentinel starts with a fill-in-the-blank test. The multiple-choice quiz comes later. To make it through both rounds and be named one of the final three is fantastic. I am immensely complimented to … Continue reading

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Cinco de Blogo

At the risk of dislocating my own shoulder from patting myself on the back, I would like to take a moment to wish my blog a happy 5th birthday. I started this little venture on August 1, 2005 and have … Continue reading

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Harold and Fumar

There’s a guy in North Carolina who might be my brother from another mother, or at least my cousin from another aunt and uncle. I found Chris Ayers’ blog because of a clever comment he made about “1776” on Twitter. … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Deaths

Social media is changing everything about the way we live. A local tragedy caused that message to hit home once again. Christene Rivera was murdered on Saturday. She was a listener who had “friended” me on Facebook in January. She … Continue reading

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Inside Edition

A torrential downpour on Sunday afternoon, right before the Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk started, meant they had to move most of the festivities indoors for the second year in a row. I tried to get as many people as … Continue reading

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