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I, like many of you, have watched with hopeful optimism as the news of the Emergency Stabilization Act of 2008 or any number of the bailouts have been approved by Congress to help stimulate the economy. Please understand there is a distinct difference between being optimistic about what is being ...
Last Friday I was quite remiss in my promise to post a blog highlighting some of the great writers I have come across in the greater blogosphere. In honor of all the eating that I hope everyone did yesterday I wanted to highligh a couple of great cooking / recipe blogs that I frequent. Maybe thes...
In addition to the University of Tennessee, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville is home to several animal rescue organizations. In this post, I want to highlight the good work that the volunteers do at the Wolf Creek Weimaraner Rescue, Inc. This organizati...
Today I was tagged by Danny Thornton for a Meme of sorts. While I really enjoy writing, I find Meme's a bit taxing as I prefer to divulge aspects of my personality through metaphor and story. Knowing that, I am happy to say that I have always played along when I am tagged; have you? Needless to s...
Here in Knoxville the cold began to set in this weekend. You can smell that familiar smoke of fireplaces coming alive to help take the chill out of the air and warm homes. When the chill comes, you know that the holidays are not far behind. Most of the cold comes overnight with gusting winds chil...
The last thing that I really want to do on a Saturday or Sunday morning is wake up with the sun. Well this past Saturday that is exactly what I did. I awoke a 6:45 AM! The dog thought I had lost my mind and refused to get out of bed. Did I mention that Saturday was the first really cold day, ushe...
I have been trying to put these out on Friday each week for a month or so now and invariably something happens, like I write 8-10 other posts for various sites and this one somehow isn't at the top of the rotation. I know, I know, it is an outrage that my Active Rain blog isn't always at the top ...
Earlier today I wrote a post entitled Lions and Tigers and Bears, Just Say No! on one of my outside blogs, Rich Talks real Estate. That post was centered on the reports that came out regarding Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson's decision to "redirect" the $350 billion that remains of the $7...