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The Big Get Bigger

Between now and Saturday, I will re-read the regulations and judging procedures of the Kansas City Barbeque Society as part of my preparation for being a judge at the Big BBQ Bash in Maryville. This is the first year that … Continue reading

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Game for the Board

The election results are in. I am now an at-large member of the Board of Directors of the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. I was contacted a couple of months ago by Alan Carmichael and Jack … Continue reading

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Mental Wellness

It wasn’t planned this way but motherhood was the topic of Journal Broadcast Group’s weekly public affairs show on Father’s Day. I interviewed Rebecca Smith about Climb Out of the Darkness, a fundraiser for PostpartumProgress.org. The Knoxville climb is a hike … Continue reading

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Money Changes Everything

Eddie Money was the headliner at the Secret City Festival in Oak Ridge on Friday night. Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX, CROET, Pro2Serve and UCOR sponsored the concert. I had the privilege of doing the stage introduction right before Eddie started. … Continue reading

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The Tie Scores

Amy Hubbard of East Tennessee PBS asked the hosts of Tuesday night’s pledge drive if they had any appropriate attire for a show about ’50s and ’60s party songs. I did not, other than my normal wardrobe which resembles that of … Continue reading

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Good Golly, It’s Folly

Show business legends like Bob Hope and Danny Kaye always impressed me with their ability to do it all: sing, dance, act, tell jokes, etc. I have trouble carrying a tune and moving my feet to the beat. In order to grow, … Continue reading

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K-Town Smithy

Sherrie Shuler of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee sent me one of the nicest acknowledgement letters I’ve ever received. The leadership of CCETN was very pleased with the amount of money raised at the 16th Annual Kids Helping Kids Fun … Continue reading

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A Deal Pickle

There are four parts to the entertainment portion of the All Saints Adult Social. David Pozy auctions off various priceless experiences such as Fr. Miguel’s leg waxing or dinner cooked by Fr. Michael. The other three segments are spoofs of … Continue reading

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The Match Batch

The family whistle caught my attention on Friday night as I was about to go on stage. I turned around to see that my wife had the camera pointed at me. I love the picture she took because it reminds … Continue reading

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Waxable Donation

One of the more unusual auction items at the All Saints Adult Social was a leg waxing for one of the priests. Fr. Miguel Velez had the idea to suffer through the uncomfortable process as a way of raising money for … Continue reading

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The Morah and the Maestro

The organizers of “Some Enchanted Evening” asked me to take on a few additional duties. I had previously agreed to be on the honorary committee for the March 23rd event, which was a benefit for the Knoxville Jewish Day School. … Continue reading

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Ballet Royal

Photographer Yvonne Dalschen of the Camera Club of Oak Ridge graciously shared some photos she took during the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association’s production of Sleeping Beauty on Saturday. This was my sixth time appearing on stage with ORCBA and they’ve … Continue reading

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The Children Are Our Future

Harrison Smith was a star player at Knoxville Catholic High School and at the University of Notre Dame. My wife were in the stands at KCHS the night the coaches from Notre Dame and Tennessee were scouting Harrison. Harrison now … Continue reading

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Cashdance

The sixth annual Star 102.1’s Dancing with the Knoxville Stars was a tremendous success, raising $128,752 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The totals keep growing every year. In 2009, the first edition of the event raised $27,674, which exceeded all … Continue reading

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