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You’re in Control

What happens when two extroverts get stuck in traffic? Naturally, they start a conversation. Last Sunday, my wife and I were driving to Northern Virginia on I-81. As we approached Harrisonburg, we texted her niece to see if she was … Continue reading

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Coming Up, Roses

Dozens of radio announcers around the country also do endorsement spots for YMT Vacations, each advertising a specific tour package to an interesting destination. If enough listeners sign up for the trip, the deejay and a guest get to go … Continue reading

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Saturday in the Park

This week, I’m recalling memories of Independence Day. On July 4, 2008, my friend Terry Morrow and I were chasing Paris Hilton around Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. Exactly one year later, he told me he had pancreatic cancer. Terry … Continue reading

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Strike Up the Band

The World’s Largest Ball of Twine and the World’s Largest Ball of Stamps are interesting because they make you think about the amount of time it must have taken to accumulate the twine and stamps. There are other large balls … Continue reading

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Nash Annals

The Assumption Men’s Schola sang in Latin at the Mass my wife and I attended this morning. We enjoy visiting older churches when we travel. The art and architecture are more ornate than modern churches. The Church of the Assumption of the … 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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Price Chopper

Dennis Reedy, past-president of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association, and I both read Kindle ebooks during our flight to Denver. We attended the FBINCAAA Leadership Conference in September. As I recall, he was reading “Seal Team Six” while I was reading “The … Continue reading

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Dolly or Bust

“Our family knows we’re out in Hollywood, they just don’t know we’re out in Hollywood,” said one of the Lane twins in their film, “Hollywood to Dollywood.” The movie has won 25 Best Documentary awards at various film festivals. Gary and … Continue reading

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Search Engine Opticalization

Of all the displays at the Restore Innocence event in Denver last Saturday, I was partial to the presentation by the FBI’s Evidence Response Team. I posed for a photo with a plastic skeleton and showed the agents that I … 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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