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As a child growing up in the 1980’s, I was never shielded from the rampant consumerism this decade  is well known for. The xmas holidays always conjure the sweetest childhood memories. One memory I hold pretty dear is that of shopping at the big department stores of the era. I remember Hills with […]

Hills is where the toys were



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  Ah, August, Sextilis how boring you are. Here in Tennessee its pretty damned hot in August and with humidity often reaching 100% for weeks at a time I find myself wondering if there is really anything interesting about the month.  I researched and found that probably the most interesting […]

Sextilis an Unloved Month


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Throughout the course of my life I have met some extremely colorful characters.  I have a large circle of people who I am happy to call friends.  I have a lot of clients that I work for that I don’t really consider friends.  I want to tell you about a couple that […]

Magnetic Personalities



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Part of TV that we usually gloss over or ignore is the proverbial network promo spot that usually takes a small bit of commercial air time in between regularly scheduled programs.  Here in TN I ignore most of these also, save for one.  As a child growing up in the […]

WTVF Holiday Promo Circa 1974



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Religious zealots complain about the increasing tendency of the popular mind to make the association between Halloween and secular or pagan imagery.   What is really amusing is the utter seriousness with which they disregard the fact that Halloween predates Christianity by thousands of years.  The Halloween we celebrate today is […]

Sunday Halloween





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Here in the good old state of Tennessee it is a rare snow day to get any amount of frozen precipitation.  The last snow day that amounted to more than about three inches of the white stuff occurred in 2003.  That should give you some idea of what I mean.  Now, being […]

10 things Nerds Do on a Snow day


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Ever wonder what the seasons are like in the grand ole state of Tennessee? Tennessee’s climate varies from east to west, but it is generally considered to be moderate with four distinct seasons. The budding of wildflowers and dogwoods occurs in spring and honeysuckles welcome summer. Fall foliage and crisp […]

…Oh the Weather Outside is Frightfull


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When I was a kid some of my best memories are of those rare occasions when we would get to go to a restaurant and grab some grub.  Not much has changed now that I am an adult cause I still love the grub.  It does however, make me pretty […]

Restaurants That I Can’t Eat at Anymore