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Fickle Finger of Fate

Sports Authority Field at Mile High has been the home of the Denver Broncos since 2001. It was called Invesco Field until 2011. The stairway to the stadium surrounds an impressive “horse feature” with seven bronze sculptures. The five broncos, … Continue reading

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Empire of Dirt

Traveling during autumn means seeing campaign signs for local elections that don’t affect me. In recent years, I’ve spotted signs in Missouri and Virginia that rated a mention on my blog. I saw a weird one in Charlottesville this month. … Continue reading

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Round and Round

Pat Summitt was honored at the Food City 250 on Friday night. I could see her on the giant TV screen at Bristol Motor Speedway but I couldn’t hear any of the festivities. Summitt, the announcers and the national anthem … Continue reading

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Express Yourself

One of my favorite things about riding the Metro is getting a free newspaper to enjoy on the trip. There are actually two papers available for the taking. The Washington Examiner has a decidedly conservative slant. Express shares the views … Continue reading

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Half a League Onward!

Let’s hear it for the City of Knoxville! A couple of weeks ago, I wrote to a signal engineer to complain about a traffic light along Middlebrook Pike. Since then, I haven’t been stuck at the light for any longer … Continue reading

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Irish Coffee

Most plants die when they come to our house. Neither my wife nor I have a green thumb. However, a potted shamrock plant has thrived where others have not. My wife received the shamrock plant as a birthday gift four … Continue reading

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Light Fixture

Every minute counts during my morning commute to work. Lately I’ve been waiting longer than usual at a traffic light along the way. I am convinced that something is wrong with the light, which prompted me to dash off an … Continue reading

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Words with Friends

On the Feast of Corpus Christi, Fr. Michael Woods talked about the two guest speakers at last week’s priest retreat: Allen Hunt and Matthew Kelly. Hunt is a former Methodist pastor who converted to Catholicism. Fr. Michael quoted Hunt as … Continue reading

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Endorsed by Lady Macbeth

If Dexter Morgan spilled a glass of milk while killing a bad guy, he could run to the store and pick up a bottle of Stain Devils Blood & Dairy. Does the label imply that the product only removes stains … Continue reading

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It’s Like, You Know…

The word “timeline” implies an easy-to-follow chronological order. Perhaps a better name for Facebook Timeline would be Facebook Categories. Chronological order seems to be unimportant to them. I have not converted my personal Facebook page to Timeline yet. I don’t … Continue reading

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Little Pole Peeps®

If a Marshmallow Peeps® Rainbow Pop was a diorama, it would be a horrific scene of impalement. I got one of the Pops in the Easter basket my wife and I shared. The yellow, green, pink and blue chicks are … Continue reading

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Monumental Clarity

There is a major anachronistic flaw in the movie trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” It shows a completed Washington Monument. On my last visit, I learned that an anti-Catholic group called the Know Nothings halted construction of the monument … Continue reading

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Sat Down Beside Her

If no one but my children read my blog, it would be absolutely fine with me. I consider myself fortunate that my two kids are my two most faithful readers. They are usually the first to notice a typo or … Continue reading

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Shopping Lister

A clerk at a Walmart in St. Louis was changing an end-cap display from one item to another as I walked by. It caught my eye and I bought some store-brand whitening mouthwash on a whim. I’ve used it almost … Continue reading

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