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Franklin, My Dear

In episode one of the web series State of Franklin, the main character fights with his estranged wife and her new boyfriend. He ends up getting hit on the head. When he returns home, he sees a flash of lightning … Continue reading

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Well, If You Ask Me

Everyone knows “that guy.” It turns out that I might be “that guy.” I occasionally receive emails from Phil at Movoto. A month ago he sent me a link to a list of “9 Knoxville Stereotypes.” This week, he wrote to me … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Blues

Cyber Monday did not go as planned for my family. My wife and son have been looking to upgrade their smartphones for some time. They were waiting to see what kind of discount they could get on Black Friday or Cyber … Continue reading

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Balloony Bin

A typo on a website called Hitfix gave me pause. Somehow, the page turned up at the top of the Google search results when I looked for information about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hitfix erroneously wrote: “Fans of the … 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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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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Man Hatton

Aunt Grace Hatton sent an email to relatives and friends this week. She informed us that her grandson Conor would be one of the family members reading the names of 9/11 victims at Ground Zero. Aunt Grace’s eldest son, my … Continue reading

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Promulgating Bone Science

Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass must have liked my recent television interview with him. He plans to give DVDs of the August episode of Tennessee Life as gifts to his family members. The show’s producer, director and editor all … Continue reading

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Purgecast

Two radio listeners contacted me over the weekend, one via Facebook and one via Twitter. In the course of our online conversations, they both mentioned that they missed hearing me on the radio in the morning. In both cases, I … Continue reading

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Major Fomo

Saturday could have been the day for the East Tennessee FOMO festival. FOMO stands for “fear of missing out.” It describes the feeling you get when you are reading social media posts from friends who are attending an event without you. I … Continue reading

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iCaramba!

It was twenty-five minutes before Aleric Heck of AppFind mentioned that the iPhone actually makes telephone calls. I watched his thirty-nine minute “Complete Beginners Guide” on the iPhone 5S and had to laugh when he finally mentioned the app that makes calls. YouTube … Continue reading

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Jelly Bean Dip

When our kids were young, my wife began an Easter tradition of photographing them dumping jelly beans from plastic eggs into their baskets. Even though the kids are grown, she and I continued the tradition with each other. This morning … 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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Dos Carlos

When the headliners from Side Splitters Comedy Club come to WNOX, I have the pleasure of interviewing them. I set it up to be different from typical afternoon show interviews. We record the conversation in the morning, after they’ve made … Continue reading

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