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Pass the Kool-Aid

The feeling of “I should have done this sooner” is overpowering my feeling of “this is so much better.” Last night I tried using Google’s Gmail service to receive and send messages on my personal email account. So far, so … Continue reading

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Long Legs of the Law

FBI Public Affairs Specialist Stacie Bohanan anticipated that over 350 runners would participate in the Law Enforcement Memorial Run this year. She was thrilled that over 530 runners took to the streets of Knoxville this morning. Members of the FBI … Continue reading

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Sheet Cred

One of the members of the Knoxville Choral Society forgot to bring his sheet music to an important rehearsal for the group’s Spring Concerts, which were held on Saturday and Sunday. He was able to solve the problem with two … Continue reading

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Small Things Considered

The public-affairs show that airs early tomorrow morning uses a bit of audio trickery. In order to get the first interview on the publicity tour for “The Inquisitor’s Key,” I recorded the program last Tuesday, a week before co-author Jon … Continue reading

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Descartes Before the Course

The progress marker on my Kindle made me think I still had a long way to go before finishing the short story “Madonna and Corpse.” The plot reached a satisfying conclusion even though the device told me I was only … Continue reading

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ePub Crawl

Publishing companies would send me dozens of books every month when I worked in Los Angeles, especially at KLOS, with the hope that their authors would be interviewed on the air. They had an appreciation for radio that the movie … 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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Yay Cloud

Kelly Clarkson sounded great on “Dancing with the Stars” a week ago. Of all people, she should sound good singing on a live television show, considering it was that exact skill which propelled her to stardom. Her new album, “Stronger,” … Continue reading

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Middlebrook Initial

A construction crew is hard at work converting the former Middlebrook Gardens into Click Funeral Home’s new Middlebrook Chapel. My wife and I have attended several funerals at Click’s Farragut Chapel. The new location is much more convenient to our … Continue reading

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South Fork

A new series on ABC called “Revenge” wasn’t particularly interesting to me. They’ve been running promos for it,  none of which grabbed my attention until after I saw the show promoted in an unusual manner on Amazon.com. Since receiving a … Continue reading

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Dar-winism

One of the added benefits that came with my WiFi clock radio was an account with MP3tunes. I can upload songs from my computer to my MP3 locker and listen to them via my clock radio. I got an email … Continue reading

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Good Words About Good Deeds

“Would you like to say a few words about Grandma?” The request came in an email from my uncle. I’ve attended dozens of funerals in my life but this was the first time I was asked to eulogize the deceased. … Continue reading

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Open the Pod Bay Doors

A lonely TiVo demanded my attention Tuesday night. The machine sits in my office, unused since I got a high-definition DVR in the living room. It took me 24 hours to diagnose the problem and unplug the troublemaker. I was … Continue reading

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How You Doin’?

The foul language in the most recent “Episodes” episode may have dissuaded my wife from watching the series. I thought she would like the British people in it when I suggested she give it a try. In episode 4, Matt … Continue reading

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