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Take a Turn for Diverse

At first glance, it made no sense that I would be on a panel during Diversity and Inclusion Week at the University of Tennessee. Yet, there I sat on Thursday, alongside three comics from the Knoxville stand-up comedy scene. When … Continue reading

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Anna-lytical

The Google alert that I have for the Body Farm has been active this month. Obviously most of the updates are about the new Jefferson Bass novel, Cut to the Bone and the authors’ various book-signing appearances. One day last … Continue reading

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Jared’s Eats

Jared Fogle stopped by the radio studios yesterday to promote Subway Restaurants’ Fit for Life 15 Day Challenge. Earlier in the day, Jared visited two elementary schools to ask students to track their food intake, exercise and time spent on … Continue reading

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Hail Cecil

Krisha Newport and I were talking about the upcoming Host with the Most competition. At this point, she is the only female contestant. As we chatted, Krisha was licking a Charms Blow Pop. I found it unusual that she dipped the lollipop … Continue reading

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Alloy There!

Most of the people who attended “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” on Monday night made their reservations in advance. Two couples walked in to Echo Bistro & Wine Bar without knowing what was going on. One couple was there to … Continue reading

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Farm Report

A writer for Geekosystem likes the idea of donating his body to science. He seems to prefer the idea of decomposing at the Body Farm rather than being dissected at a medical school. The article was listed in my Google … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time

It makes sense that the written word would rekindle my relationship with two librarian sisters who inspired me when they worked at the Crestwood Library during my youth. Nancy and Sheila found my blog about a year ago. Since then, … Continue reading

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Never Say Never

It makes sense that the written word would rekindle my relationship with two librarian sisters who inspired me when they worked at the Crestwood Library during my youth. Nancy and Sheila found my blog about a year ago. Since then, … Continue reading

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The National Fast Time

One of the benefits of a Starbucks account is that you get access to parts of paywalled websites like nytimes.com and wsj.com while you are in the store using Starbucks’ wifi connection. I chose to read a New York Times … Continue reading

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Where Beauty Softens Your Grief

East Tennessee PBS hosted a preview screening of “Homegoings” last week. The documentary about African-American funeral traditions will air tonight on East Tennessee PBS and most other PBS stations. PBS has built a website for the show that an educator … Continue reading

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Law-Making Body

Mary Scott of WBIR reported on Monday’s meeting of the Jefferson County Commission. The commisioners approved plans to put a body farm on the land Art Bohanan donated to Carson-Newman University. The commission’s ruling included some reasonable regulations. There will be … Continue reading

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To D.I. For

Destination Imagination brings thousands of people to Knoxville from all over the country. As I was driving along Henley Street on Thursday, I saw dozens of DI participants leaving the Convention Center. I saw dozens more when I walked through the … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Ragan

When WBIR profiled my friend Fr. Ragan Schriver a few years ago, they pointed out that he had three jobs. He was both a parish priest and executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. In his spare time, he taught social … Continue reading

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The Walking Led

The weather was perfect for the 15th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk on Sunday. The Walk is a fundraiser for Columbus Home Children’s Services, a program of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. I was the honorary chairman for the … Continue reading

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