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Snow Place Like Home

The forecast called for snow, followed by freezing rain on Friday night into Saturday morning. It was supposed to switch to liquid rain after that. My wife had a performance with the Knoxville Choral Society on Friday night and I was … Continue reading

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Ice Isn’t Nice

The ice storm that started on Monday gave me two unexpected vacation days in a row. For my wife, it meant she didn’t have to use a sick day. The precipitation began while I was taking my wife to the … Continue reading

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Snoise

Now that Twitter is rolling out a video function, I may not need Instagram in the future. I have used previously Instagram for short videos. Today, I wanted to capture the dichotomy between the sight and sound of a light snowfall. … Continue reading

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Faulty Seasoning

Before the Christmas season ends on Sunday, I dialed up some Christmas music on my WiFi clock radio. My wife and I heard some favorites and a few less familiar tunes tonight. They played “I’ve Got My Love to Keep … Continue reading

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Fig Week, Fig Strong

Happy National Fig Week! Although I am a huge fan of figs, I was surprised to learn that the first week of November is National Fig Week. Perhaps it would be more accurate to call it National Dried Fig Week. … Continue reading

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Worth a Fig

The very first thing I did upon returning from a weekend trip was check on my fig tree. I was examining it while my wife was still parking the car in the garage. On Friday, I was worried that my … Continue reading

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My First, My Last, My Every Fig

 The first fruit on my Brown Turkey fig tree expanded dramatically in size after the rains this week. It was as if the tree was telling me that I hadn’t given it enough water last month. I thought of it … Continue reading

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Waterfell

The “waterfall” effect has always been a highlight of Boomsday as fireworks cascade down the side of the Henley Street Bridge into the the Tennessee River. For the past few years, there has also been a waterfall of rain.  This year, … Continue reading

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The Fig Chill

Locals refer to the current cold snap as “dogwood winter.” The area’s dogwood trees are in full bloom yet the temperature dipped below freezing on Tuesday night. As you can see, some leaves have sprouted on my fledgling fig tree since … Continue reading

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What’s Up, Fig Life?

Frank Weathers sent me a message that he had pruned his fig tree rather severely. He wrote, “Lots of dead (brown) wood in the extremities. Pretty much all the new growth from last years growing season didn’t make it. I … Continue reading

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Tale of Wogan

WATE sports director Jim Wogan will take a new job as director of communications for the Diocese of Knoxville on July 1. The Diocese emailed me the official press release today. I was unsure what the news meant for Bill … Continue reading

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Snow More Drama

A nice lady suggested that I leave my car in her yard tonight. I had been spinning my wheels on the street in front of her house for several minutes as she shoveled snow off her driveway. My whole day … Continue reading

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Doctor My Thighs

The polar vortex is making me especially thankful for the Christmas gifts my sister gave me. I have long wanted some of the modern thermal underwear that isn’t bulky. She found two items that I love. On New Year’s Eve, … Continue reading

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There Will Be Plenty Implied

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” is one of my favorite winter songs. I can’t really call it a Christmas song, even though it only gets airplay between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The problem with “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is that it can sound … Continue reading

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