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States of Mind – Part 9

For the past ten years I have been making an effort to visit all 50 states. As my personal quest nears its completion, I decided to write down recollections of the 46 I’ve seen so far, listed roughly in chronological … Continue reading

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What? Why?

The Boston Beaneaters sound like the punchline for a flatulence joke. Thanks to my vanity Google Alert, I learned yesterday that the Boston Beaneaters were a Major League Baseball team from 1883 to 1906. They had a player named Frank … Continue reading

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Before the Name Goes On

In the movie “Mother Ghost,” Garry Marshall and Charles Durning play two old guys who seem to enjoy griping at each other. They sell baseball memorabilia to raise money for their grandchildren’s Little League teams. In a key plot point, … Continue reading

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Count to Three

Everyone knows that Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. In the course of my radio career, I worked on a fair number of Elvis-themed broadcasts. The most notable was a Don & Mike live remote from Graceland on the … Continue reading

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What a Way to Make a Living

There was plenty of scoring at Nationals Park yesterday as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals, 9 to 5. I was glad to see the Mets win, especially since my family and I drove late into the night … 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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Southern Cardinal

Knoxville Catholics were abuzz with excitement when an honest-to-goodness red hat Cardinal showed up for the ordination of Bishop Richard Stika last year. Who knew that he would like our humble diocese enough to decide to move here? The Diocese … Continue reading

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Archie’s Place

They say that New Yorkers don’t visit the Statue of Liberty. I never have, even though I grew up in the nearby suburbs. I try not to repeat that mistake when traveling, which is why I’m surprised it has taken … Continue reading

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