Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Block Off Dinah Shore Boulevard

Perhaps you remember this stanza, from Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song? When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree, Here’s a list of people who are Jewish, just like you and me: David Lee Roth lights … Continue reading

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A Day on Dimmick

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”  Thus says Rat to Mole in The Wind in the Willows, a favorite book of mine, as some will know. And … Continue reading

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A Marian Shrine in Marion County

In my last post, I wrote about driving along TN-156 south of Lake Nickajack–further along the highway, coming into the town of New Hope, I saw a wooden sign by the roadside: “Shrine. Virgin of the Poor.” Huh? There are … Continue reading

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Invisibles Lines, Local Realities

On a lovely day last month, I was driving home from Chattanooga and decided to take a detour off I-24, to satisfy a simple, geeky desire to stand at the precise point that divides Tennessee from Alabama and Georgia, as … Continue reading

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