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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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Postering

The Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk raises money for Columbus Home Children’s Services, which houses at-risk youth in our community. Many of the children were placed there by the Knox County Juvenile Court in order to keep them out of … Continue reading

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Peanuts and Cracker Jack

The Christmas gifts that my friend Bean and I exchanged had a childhood flair to them. I sent him peanut butter and jelly from Blackberry Farm, the world-class resort in Walland, Tennessee. Coincidentally, our mutual friend Jimmy Kimmel received a … Continue reading

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False Start

An email with the updated schedule for the 2nd annual Alumni Weekend arrived Friday evening when my wife and I were about halfway between Knoxville and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. It included the following sentence: “Just announced: The … Continue reading

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IP Address

For most people, it doesn’t feel like they’ve been to the Tennessee Valley Fair until they’ve eaten a corn dog or taken a ride on the Ferris Wheel. While I will seek out a deep-fried Oreo, it is something else … Continue reading

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Hail Storm

The Washington Redskins open their preseason tonight at 7:30 against the Buffalo Bills. The fans in my house plan to watch live on NFL Network. Last weekend, my son and I delayed our departure to attend Fan Appreciation Day. Gary … Continue reading

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Bring Your Kiddies, Bring Your Wife

“When we’re ready to get married, Mr. Met is going to be at the wedding,” she said. I was dumbfounded. Mr. Met does weddings? Apparently so. Thankfully, I am likely to be on the guest list whenever the special day … Continue reading

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