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Carmen at Work

To promote Knoxville Opera’s production of Carmen, I interviewed Zulimar López-Hernández and Ryan Kuster, who play Micaëla and Escamillo. The opera will be performed on February 13 and 15 at the Tennessee Theatre. Knoxville Opera’s director of marketing Michael Torano … Continue reading

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With All These Crazy Happy People

It’s easy to get me fired up about improv. Every time I meet new people who are interested in the topic, my enthusiasm is obvious. After Tuesday’s Einstein Simplified show, I had a great time talking with members of Full Disclosure, … Continue reading

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Nalgene Therapy

After years of use, I noticed a crack in my Nalgene water bottle the other day. I had heard that they might replace broken bottles. Sure enough, I found the following notice on their Facebook page: For Nalgene replacements broken … Continue reading

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Giving Props

The Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Memorial is being built in Nevada, near the site of a plane crash that killed 14 men on November 17, 1955. The memorial is due to open in late May, 2015. My … Continue reading

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Shine a Light

The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award honored me for my involvement with several charities. I’m happy that those non-profit organizations can receive additional attention and awareness from the publicity surrounding the award. The president of East Tennessee PBS asked me … Continue reading

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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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Flu Grant

Post by Frank Murphy. . In memory of Leeann Samples, I got a flu shot on Wednesday. My employer offered us vouchers for a free flu shot at Walgreens. The pharmacist asked if I was allergic to eggs. She laughed … Continue reading

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Samples of Service

Leeann Samples’ birthday would have been on Wednesday. Her husband Don created a Facebook event called Leeann Samples Flu Shot Day. Here’s Don’s explanation: On January 2nd of this year, my healthy, beautiful wife entered the hospital and was admitted … Continue reading

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Don’t Tweet Me This Way

Twitter is more fun for me than Facebook. I joined both in 2009 and have grown to like Twitter even more and Facebook less over the years. I also like Twitter better than Instagram, which I joined this year. Several … Continue reading

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Six on Your Side Splitters

Side Splitters Comedy Club is asking for help. On Sunday, they used social media to spread the word that they really need people to show up this coming weekend. My friend Bridgette Martin, who works at Side Splitters, got my … Continue reading

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Neath the Sunsphere

On Saturday, first responders in Knoxville participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to honor the 343 firefighters who died in New York on 9/11/01. The participants climbed the equivalent of 110 stories at the Sunsphere while wearing their gear. … Continue reading

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Showtime at the Apologetics

The amount of anti-Catholic comments on a single Facebook post astounded me. Most of the comments show ignorance about the Church. Some comments are actually hateful. Heather Burian, a recently-hired reporter for WVLT-TV, filed a story about the Diocese of Knoxville’s first … Continue reading

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Ossa Faciei-book

The vast majority of my Facebook friends will ignore my invitations to improv shows. I can understand why they do it. I’m guilty of ignoring invitations to events too. I sometimes get invitations to events in California from my friends … Continue reading

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Facerook

On Facebook’s tenth anniversary, comedian Nate Cate posted a status update that rang true with me. He wrote: “Twitter gives me a virtual paycheck of self worth, Facebook gives me junk mail. yet i keep coming back. dunno why…” If … Continue reading

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