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Bagpiping up

July 3, 2010

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I’m a sucker for bagpipes, perhaps because my mother’s mother was a member of Scotland’s Cameron clan.  In a former life, I likely went down in the highlands as the bagpipes played and I breathed my last for the old sod. Or something. That’s why the bagpiper at Friday’s memorial service for Sen. Robert C. […]

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Death to that

July 2, 2010

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Yes, indeed. Amnesty International “death penalty” director’s cut (PLEIX) from pleix on Vimeo.

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800 MILES: Part 3

July 1, 2010

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“800 MILES (or Parenthood is not for Wusses)” Part 1 | Part 2 | PART 3 | Part  4 | Part 5 | Part 6 There is no proper way to prepare for 800 straight miles of driving in one day except to get good rest the night before and to wake the next morning […]

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Coming to Jesus

June 30, 2010

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Caveat Christianus: Hyper-Christians without a sense of humor, do not click this play button!

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Byrd watching

June 29, 2010

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If image link to story and video is broken, try this one and look for ‘Hometown Remembers.’ Newspaper work can be filled with days on end of being chained to the desk, rewriting squibs, trying to ask just the right question telephonically to draw a gusher of a quote from a source on the other […]

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800 MILES: Part 2

June 26, 2010

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“800 MILES: An Epic Journey in Several Parts” Part 1 | PART 2 | Part 3 | Part  4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Should your offspring’s car ever break down nearly 400 miles from home, I have a bit of advice. When you go to rent a U-Haul truck to haul his sorry-ass […]

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Robots dance

June 26, 2010

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remote 10r @ Yahoo! Video Next to “Friday Night Lights,” my second-most favorite show on TV is “So you Think You Can Dance.” Don’t confuse this remarkable show with “Dancing With the Stars,” whose B, C and D-list celebrities tackle Vegas-cheesy dancing and which features such unedifying spectacles as disgraced Congressman Tom Delay busting a […]

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Staring Contest!

June 24, 2010

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To be honest, the only time I have ever heard OK Go was when I got turned on to this amazing, work-of-deranged-art video. So, my radar is up for anything new by them. The vid below — a staring contest breaks out between Animal from the Muppets and an OK Go bandmember at the Webby […]

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800 MILES: Chattanooga Dreamin’

June 23, 2010

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800 MILES: An Epic Journey in Several Parts Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 My cell phone rings in my pocket. It’s Monday morning. Why is my cellphone ringing in my pocket on Monday morning? I’ve taken the day off from work for today […]

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On a hill in Italy

June 20, 2010

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This being Father’s Day, I am reprinting this tale of a visit to the sunny  hillside in southern Italy where my father, Dulio Faustino Imbrogno, first checked into the world. Originally published Father’s Day, 2006, in the Sunday Gazette-Mail in Charleston, W.Va.. This essay is adapted from the website ‘Calabrian Journal.’ By Douglas Imbrogno I […]

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