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Cubic Rube

The World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube meets two of my favorite sightseeing criteria. It’s a world’s largest thing and it’s a piece of World’s Fair memorabilia. On top of that, it sits in downtown Knoxville, across the street from the Sunsphere. … Continue reading

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Yentl Soup

The audience at Monday’s preview of “The Guilt Trip” seemed to be mostly there to see Barbra Streisand. My wife and I imagined a scenario where grown children are home for the holidays and looking for something to do. Their parents … Continue reading

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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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Living Color

There’s a good chance that prior to my trip last week, I had cumulatively spent more time inside the Denver airport than in the rest of the state. Over the ten years that I lived in California, I would often … Continue reading

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Meat Sixteen

Before flying to Denver, I wanted to know how to get to a Starbucks from my hotel. Using the Starbucks app on my phone and Google Street View, I could visualize the walk from the Comfort Inn Downtown Denver to either of … Continue reading

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Monroe House

The wedding that my family and I attended on Sunday was held at a president’s home in Charlottesville. No, not that one. The other one. Ash Lawn-Highland was the home of James Monroe. My daughter tipped me off to the … Continue reading

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These Go to Eleven

Every time I drive through Northern Virginia on I-81, I want to stop at Route 11 Potato Chips but the timing is never quite right. Last weekend, I was rushing to Frederick to see a high-wheel bicycle race. On Friday, … 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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Presidential Parts

Abraham Lincoln’s skull fragments drew me to the National Museum of Health and Medicine. James Garfield’s vertebrae were an unexpected bonus. Both presidents fell victim to assassins’ bullets. The bullet that killed Lincoln is on display, along with some small … Continue reading

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How Farthing You Will Go

Greg LeMond made a cameo appearance at the Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race. The cycling champion was in town for the third annual Tour de Frederick, which promised its participants the opportunity to “ride for three days alongside America’s … Continue reading

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Appy Trails to You

The website for the National Museum of Funeral History offers this encouragement to those considering a visit: “The kids are out of school and it sure is hot in Houston. Don’t sweat it – come visit the museum and stay … Continue reading

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Lights Rock, More Talk

The hotline rang as I was getting ready to leave the Star 102.1 studio on Tuesday afternoon. “Hi this is Branden from Neon Trees,” said the voice on the other end of the line. Due to a scheduling mishap, I … Continue reading

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Zip Clip

The video of my first zipline ride at Wahoo Adrenaline Park lasts exactly one second. The forward motion of the ride caused me to accidentally hit the camera’s stop button. Because I was there for a media preview, the management … Continue reading

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Regional Philbin

It happened fast. Avi Vieira and I were recording some footage for SMOMOtv when Taz Cable said, “you’re going to go live.” Before long, we were streaming video on Livestream.com and talking about the results of a brainstorming meeting that … Continue reading

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