Monthly Archives: June 2011

Knoxville Nostalgia: The Return of Raven Records

This afternoon on the way back to the office from a lovely lunch at Dead-end Bbq, I finally took the opportunity to stop in at Raven Records. This was quite a treat for me because while the record shop provided … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Finding My Own Knoxville History

My family is wonderful. I would do anything in my power for my parents, in-laws and myriad cousins, aunts, uncles and extended others. I grew up in Benton, TN down on the TN/GA border. My maternal grandfather actually preached at … Continue reading

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Bugs, the Children of Israel and my Grandmaw

Since I was a kid running around in my grandmother’s back yard with muddy shoes and a fertile imagination, I have had a fascination with those husks of the Cicadas that seems to grow on her scaly-bark oak trees. I … Continue reading

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Meatfeat!

My pal Pete is a personal hero. I think it has to do with his crunch outer coating (he pretends to be a curmugeon in the mold of George Jefferson or Archie Bunker – either without the racism) but he … Continue reading

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Landlording, or how to be rich and poor at the same time.

I love being a landlord, though I hate to be called that. I prefer the guy who owns our house or preferably, my pal Rob who owns the house. Being a “landbuddy” is possible about 95% of the time with … Continue reading

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