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Talk-tioneer

“Between Ragan and Frank, I’m exhausted!” said Bishop Richard Stika as he opened his remarks last night at the 27th Annual Catholic Charities Dinner. Bishop Stika’s comment followed Fr. Ragan Schriver’s inspirational speech and a live auction, which I conducted … Continue reading

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Consternation

Is there a March Fool’s Day? I hoped for a moment that the notification from Amazon.com was some sort of joke or error. My Bran Buds subscription has been canceled. About two years ago, I discovered the health benefits of … Continue reading

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Base Pay

The Knox County School Coupon Book includes a coupon for a pay-per-view movie from Xfinity. My wife and I plan to redeem the coupon when we get the bill for the movie we watched on Sunday. I feel like we … Continue reading

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Stream Weaver

Three of the items purchased with an Amazon.com gift certificate that I got for Christmas were Instant Videos. Two were movies that were on my wish list for a long time: “Shaun of the Dead” and “Stormy Weather.” The third … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter

One of my wife’s co-workers gave loaves of homemade bread to the rest of the staff for Christmas. Instead of being wrapped in cellophane or a Ziploc bag, the bread was in a cardboard box that fit it perfectly. The … Continue reading

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November March

During last night’s concert, the president of the Knoxville Choral Society publicly announced that the group had commissioned composer John Purifoy to write a piece that will premiere during next year’s Veterans Day concert. They are currently seeking donations to … Continue reading

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Saloon, Farewell

Einstein Simplified moved back to Patrick Sullivan’s shortly after I joined the group in 2002. It was almost exactly a year ago when we felt it was time to move on. The bar had been put up for sale in … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Movies

Grandma was having a good day the last time I saw her alive. Her loved ones are gathering today and tomorrow for her funeral. We are blessed that she lived to be 98. A month ago, my family and I … Continue reading

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Free Parking

An Internet video show aimed at tourists and anyone who enjoys the Smokies will debut next month. “Smoky Mountain Morning” is the brainchild of Taz Cable, who recently hosted an online show called “Bowl of Oh!” He frequently invited members … Continue reading

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Rock a Buy

Now that one of my YouTube videos has over 10,000 views, the Internet giant offered to add it to their partnership program. I authorized them to place an ad next to the video, which may garner a few cents along … Continue reading

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Polynesia Want a Cracker

Girl Scout cookies are a good thing, we can all agree. The local media has given a lot of coverage to the cookie drive this year, possibly due to press releases from Ackermann Public Relations. Although I love the real … Continue reading

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Leap of Faith

In less time than it took for Paul Simmons to drive home from signing the contract, Bridgette O’Dell had posted three months worth of Einstein Simplified shows on the calendar page of the Side Splitters website. Our first weekly show … Continue reading

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Consumers Digest

One of my vegetarian friends got me hooked on Kellogg’s All-Bran Bran Buds. He eats them for dessert with non-fat ice cream, Wheat Chex and milk. It sounds weird but it tastes good. I use Bran Buds as a salad … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

The Bone Zones crew has always been great about sending me copies of their photos from various events with Dr. Bill Bass. As an added bonus, they often get Dr. Bass to sign the pictures. Two envelopes arrived in the … Continue reading

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