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One of the cool kids

  Well I have arrived.  I am now one of the cool kids.  I have been too and purchased from the Maryville Farmers Market. For the past several weeks I’ve been meeting some folks at the Vienna Coffee House on Saturday mornings.  We’re meeting there for our Circle4 group doing a book study on Timothy […]

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The Hobbit

A little over a week ago I posted about reconnecting with a friend of mine from high school. During one of our previous conversations it came out that I had not read The Hobbit. Oh I’d seen the movie but I’d never taken the time to sit and read the actual book. I had made it a point to read The Chronicles of Narnia which she had not read so we agreed to a book swap so we could both catch up on some good fiction. I use an Android phone with the Kindle app so I thought I’d go download a sample of the book to see if the Kindle software was all it was cracked up to be. I found out that it was pretty slick in that it synched where I was reading via Kindle for the PC and my Kindle app so there’s no need for bookmarks or trying to remember where I was on my PC vs. my phone. Of course the sample ends during the Dwarf song of the first chapter so you’re left in anticipation. Not knowing when I would be able to see my friend agai

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The Screwtape Letters

     My first C. S. Lewis book . . . well aside from The Chronicles of Narnia collection.  Which I suppose I should start there; I think it speaks to Lewis' great amount of latitude in his ability to go from writing children's stories to a book like The Screwtape Letters.  Admittedly it's been […]

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At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry

     This is the first of 12 books I've challenged myself to read this year.  It happened to be the first because it was the first I could get my hands on.  It's written by Steve Gallagher who runs Pure Life Ministries in Kentucky.  This is the first and only book I've read by […]

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Whitt’s Barbecue

     The wife and I hit up one of the new local BBQ joints yesterday and I must say I really enjoyed it.  Whitt's Barbecue is off of Gill street in Alcoa, TN and while the building may be new and the design contemporary the flavor of their food and hospitality is spot on […]

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District 9

     So I'm a little late on seeing this one.  I recall there being quite a bit of hype around this movie but I'm not sure what the hype was about so I can't really say as to whether or not it lived up to it's hype so I'll just skip that part.    […]

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Avatar & Famous Daves

I was blessed beyond measure tonight to be “bro-napped” and taken to see Avatar at an Imax 3-d . . . now at first I thought it was a bit over kill to splurge on the 3-d stuff but oh my word if you can go see it at an Imax in 3-d DO IT!  […]

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Hot Rods 50’s Diner

     It had been a while since the wife and I were able to go out but finally the Saturday before Christmas our church offered a Parent's day out so we jumped on it and hit the new local restaurant, Hot Rod's 50's Diner.  We'd been by it several times but never had the funds […]

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On the mend

     This time last week I was under the care of Dr. Evan Butcher, in my opinion one of the best Chiropractors in the world.  I woke up last Monday morning unable to stand up straight . . . I couldn’t even take a deep breath without having a sharp pain shoot across my lower back.  […]

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