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School of Rock

The students at Knoxville Catholic High School star in a lip-dub video of Katy Perry’s song “Roar.” My wife and I recognized some of the kids from their appearance in a play we watched three years ago at Sacred Heart … Continue reading

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This Is the Night, It’s a Beautiful Night

The editor of the All Saints newsletter contacted me via Facebook on Monday. She wanted permission to use my blog posts about the Adult Social and Alex Notte in the next issue. She discovered the posts when some of our … Continue reading

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Prominent Date

Alex Notte was surrounded by cameras on prom night. His parents invited my wife and me to a pre-prom reception at their home as he awaited the arrival of his famous date, LPGA star Belén Mozo. In addition to family and … Continue reading

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Beret of Hope

“Are you the Frank who wrote a book about me?” The fascinating question arrived via email from a man in Africa. Unfortunately, I’m not the Frank he sought. I did find it pretty exciting to hear from someone notable enough to … Continue reading

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Mozo a Go Go!

Rising LPGA star Belén Mozo is going to the prom with my friend Alex! Over Christmas break, Alex’s sister sent me the link to the YouTube video of Alex asking Belén Mozo to be his date to the Bearden High School prom. You … Continue reading

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Mason Jars

George Mason University’s basketball team was in the ECAC South and Carlos Yates was their star player during my time as a GMU student. The conference became the Colonial Athletic Association in 1985 but it wasn’t until 2006 that GMU put the CAA … Continue reading

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Whoop It Up

Valerie Day of Haven House in Maryville asked me to host their “My Funny Valentine” fundraiser at the Capitol Theatre again this year. Last year, members of Einstein Simplified did an improv show. This year, I will be the game … Continue reading

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Purple and Blackout

During the great power outage of Super Bowl XLVII, I wished that CBS would have spent less time showing their announcers and more time showing what was happening behind them in the Superdome. We could see some members of the … Continue reading

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Cardinal, Arch, Bishop

A public visitation for the late Stan Musial will be held today at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. The baseball great played his entire career for the St. Louis Cardinals and became a pillar of his community. Musial died … Continue reading

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A Wish in the Well

Alex is a Special Olympics golfer. Over the years, his family has become friends with my family. His parents invited us to join them for a traditional Canadian meal and family game night around Christmastime the past two years. In 2010, I … Continue reading

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Bright with Glory

When the Washington Redskins won in overtime on Sunday, my home phone rang. It was Frank Jr. calling to express his excitement over the game. Meanwhile, my daughter had just posted on Facebook: “Forbath for the win!” My wife and … Continue reading

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Well, Well, Well

Einstein Simplified performed during halftime at a Lady Vols basketball game on Sunday. From center court, it was hard to tell whether or not the crowd was paying us any attention. However, my concern was unwarranted. As soon as we … Continue reading

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Sacré Bleu, What Is This?

Several of the young kids at the Goblin Gallop in Northern Virginia were captivated by the Prancing Princesses. My daughter and her friends fashioned running clothes that resembled the attire of Disney’s Snow White, Belle and Ariel. A fourth friend … 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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