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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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Coughin’ Corner

Gargling with warm salt water isn’t much fun. I’ve been doing it once or twice a day to alleviate a sore throat. I’ve also been eating some local honey and occasionally sipping on some Rock & Rye at bedtime. Both are … Continue reading

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Blue Collier Comedy

There are many alcoholic drinks with outrageous names. You can probably think of some that involve screaming or the beach. There’s one such drink on the menu at Side Splitters Comedy Club. When I told Reno Collier about it, he … Continue reading

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More, More, Morgan

After my interview with Leanne Morgan on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch, she said that it felt like three minutes. I said it felt like half-an-hour. I immediately felt stupid. I loved the conversation. It’s just that I’ve done enough … Continue reading

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Julie, Julie, Julie

Julie Scoggins is the headliner at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend, which means she was my guest on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch this morning. If you watch the full interview, you can see some bonus footage of us … Continue reading

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Time to Shine

In the old days, if you got your name in the paper for sipping moonshine, it would have been in the police blotter column. I got my name in the paper for sipping moonshine but it was in the society … Continue reading

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Rum and Tell That

Two of my fellow-fig-fan friends told me this week that they like my fig-based blog posts. In my reply to one of them, I promised that I would write a follow up to Tuesday’s post about the Kalamata figs I have soaking … Continue reading

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Reconfigured

At a Christmas Eve party, I served some dried figs, which turned out to be too chewy. That night, after some Internet research, I put the four remaining figs in four different liquids. I intended to eat them twelve hours … Continue reading

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Won’t Go Until We’ve Got Some

A package of dried figs was my contribution to a Christmas Eve party today. They were rather chewy but the guests seemed to enjoy them. At the end of the party, there were eight figs left over. I took four … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

Writer and radio host Frank DeCaro has been collecting celebrities’ recipes for years. Who knew there were so many? Food.com has a bunch, as does Recipe Goldmine. DeCaro’s collections have a slight twist. All his recipes are from celebrities who … Continue reading

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In One Year and Out the Other

Several fans of Einstein Simplified have asked me if we will perform at First Night Knoxville again this year. Last week, WBIR reported that the celebration will be scaled back, which made me suspect that they won’t be hiring us.  … Continue reading

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Cuba Libre

The Bacardi Cup is an annual sailboat race off the coast of Miami in Biscayne Bay. During the ’60s and ’70s, my father would go to the race each year as the public relations representative for Bacardi. I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Bird Up

A magazine called Chronogram tagged me on Facebook by mistake. They got me mixed up with a Hudson Valley bird watcher named Frank Murphy. Here’s what they posted on their Facebook page: Follow bird-call expert Frank Murphy as he navigates … Continue reading

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Slippery Richard

On the evening of my son’s graduation, we went to dinner at the home of my wife’s Aunt Margie. At the end of the evening, she presented my son with a gift for his new apartment. Aunt Margie’s (and my … Continue reading

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