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Christmas Cheers

The recording of Frank Jr. reciting “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is now of legal drinking age. Our family listens to the story every year at this time. It occurred to us that it has been twenty-one years (and two … Continue reading

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Hall Effect

Post by Friends of Literacy. . Two of the five inductees into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame visited WNOX on Thursday, bringing the total number of honorees present to three. I interviewed Vince Vawter and David Lauver for … Continue reading

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According to Matthew

Matthew Kelly spoke to a full house at All Saints Catholic Parish on Friday night. Fr. Michael Woods decided that his parishioners would get the opportunity to purchase tickets before Kelly’s appearance was announced to the general public. The overwhelming majority of … Continue reading

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Stayin’ Alive

Forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek said something on NPR that resonated with me. The author of Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, And The Making Of A Medical Examiner was being interviewed on Sunday’s All Things Considered. The more you … 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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Tradio

According to the book Knoxville’s WNOX, Scripps Howard owned WNOX-AM from 1935 to 1982. The historic call letters will once again come under the Scripps banner in 2015. The original WNOX was 990 on the AM dial. Over the years, the … Continue reading

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Paperboy

Local author Carroll McMahan spotted a picture of me in the newspaper on Sunday. The News Sentinel included a supplement to promote an exhibit at the East Tennessee Historical Society called Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature. Last month, Mary … Continue reading

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Pig Lit

Mary Pom Claiborne from the Knox County Library asked me to share some memories about my favorite children’s books. Here is what I submitted: Reading has always been important in my life. Before I was born, my father worked as … Continue reading

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Let Your Lit Shine

Here’s an interesting email I received last week: Dear Frank I thought of you for a project we’re doing! Would you be willing to participate on a small level in an upcoming exhibit that we are working on at the … Continue reading

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Wackypedia

Years of working in morning radio made me aware of the planning required to execute an April Fools’ Day prank. As a result, I’m overly suspicious of stories in late March that sound too good to be true. I’ve been wrong … Continue reading

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Yes Energy

One of the best things I learned at this year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest is something that I had already learned about radio. Until Saturday, I hadn’t realized that it was yet another similarity between the two disciplines. Consultant Valerie Geller … Continue reading

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Write Down the Line

Books, not bones, were the topic of Monday’s “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. Dr. Bill Bass finds a different thing to highlight in each lecture. At some of the previous seven dinners, he displayed … Continue reading

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CSiTunes

Dr. D.P. Lyle and Jan Burke have a twice-monthly Internet radio show called Crime and Science Radio. On today’s episode, they interviewed the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. I started listening to their hour-long podcast as I … Continue reading

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Building Character

The disclaimer on the website Redwood’s Medical Edge offers a concise explanation of what the site is about: The medical information presented on this blog is for writers to use in their works of fiction. If a medical question is … Continue reading

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