Tag Archives: Halloween

Cape Measure

Photographer Yvonne Dalschen needed to test the lighting in one of the rooms at the Dance Centre of Oak Ridge. She was preparing to take photos of some of the youngest dancers in The Nutcracker. Yvonne asked me to pose … 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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Halloweird

It certainly felt like Halloween today. I was still in bed when I heard something strange on WTOP.com. They played an audio clip of Dr. Frankenstein shouting “It’s alive, it’s alive!” Unfortunately, they played it immediately before a commercial for an in … Continue reading

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Hamptoween

 A nice surprise arrived just in time for Halloween. In appreciation for her visit last week, our friend Nancy sent a thank-you gift to my wife and me. She was obviously paying attention to what we liked during dinner and … Continue reading

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Hail to the Censoredskins

What’s a Redskins fan to do? The team is under fire for having a name that is considered politically incorrect. My family and I are longtime fans of the burgundy and gold, whether they win or lose. By the way, … Continue reading

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Fort Night

There were many great costumes at the 4th annual Hearth Scares Ball at James White’s Fort on Friday night. My favorite, given my morbid sense of humor, was the guy dressed as Ernest Hemingway. He had converted an inflatable pool toy … Continue reading

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Patel the Truth

The October program in the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Moxley Carmichael Masterworks series features music that is very appropriate for the Halloween season. Guest conductor Sameer Patel pointed out that fact during his comments between Night on Bald Mountain and The Sorcerer’s … Continue reading

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Glimmer Swimmer

A Walmart store in Bristol, Virginia, has something I haven’t seen in years. They have live tropical fish in tanks that were similar to the displays at the variety stores I remember from childhood. My parents would shop at stores like Woolworth, Kresge, … Continue reading

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Trader Jokes

A radio commercial for Trader Joe’s caused me to do a double take and then to laugh heartily. I  heard the ad on WTOP.com the other morning. The announcer was suggesting a Valentine’s Day gift for a casual acquaintance. The … Continue reading

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To Find New Worlds and New Civilizations

Halloween made me think of my childhood friend Brian Kirk. Last week, I wrote a blog post about going to church on All Saints Day. In it, I mentioned a house that had an elaborate set-up with talking jack-o-lanterns that … Continue reading

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WOTW, Grover’s Mill

This week’s episode of American Experience on PBS commemorates the 75th anniversary of the classic 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. I watched the show, as well as some great bonus footage, on the show’s website. I … Continue reading

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Oh, Bone Pan

Holiday baking has begun at my house. Before you think it’s way too early, let me clarify. My holiday baking is for Halloween. I mentioned last week that I had received a bone-shaped cookie mold as a gift. I decided … Continue reading

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James’ Bonds

The pictures tell the story of the 3rd Annual Hearth Scares Ball. The event is a benefit for James White’s Fort, also known as Knoxville’s first home. WNOX was the radio sponsor and I did some light emceeing duties on … Continue reading

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Knick-Knack Paddywhack

One of my friends in the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association gave me a small gift. She started by saying that she couldn’t resist buying it and that I shouldn’t worry because she got it at half-price. It made … Continue reading

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