Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Dozen Days Later

When I first heard about the explosions at the Boston Marathon, I scoured the internet till I found a live feed and called my wife.  “What!? WHAT?!”  We were both horrified.  “This was part of the reason we moved to … Continue reading

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The Color-blind Knight

A few miles from my house here in Franklin County, Tennessee, there is a roadside marker I’ve driven by a thousand times and never bothered to look at until recently. Entitled “The Blind Knight,” it reads as follows: 4-½ mi. … Continue reading

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Game Animals

This past February, the toy manufacturer Hasbro announced that it was introducing a new token for Monopoly, the board game it acquired from Parker Brothers. The Scottie dog now has a counterpart.  As they had asked folks to vote on … Continue reading

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