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800 MILES: Part 5

July 5, 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 Seriously. Lou Gossett Jr., is standing in the parking lot of this Chattanooga U-Haul. Or maybe what the Lou Gossett Jr., of an “An Officer and a Gentlemen” would look […]

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800 MILES: Part 4

July 4, 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 are many reasons to ♥ an iPhone. For instance, being able to update your Facebook status with a photo of the devilish Pentecostal church sign you just saw while […]

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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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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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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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Before dark

June 13, 2010

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“Some say Turtle live forever. His children say he carries Mother Earth on his back through space as a reward for his courage and kindness.” ~ Native American Legend THINKING of TURTLES I have lately been thinking of turtles. This began when a box turtle, snatched from the center line of  a country road, peed […]

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Another train

June 13, 2010

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ANOTHER TRAIN My ink-stained hands hear the sound of the railroad, another train passing through my town here at the middle of nowhere and everything. On the porch, the perfect circles of Honduran cigar smoke smell like dirt and bourbon, the sun a vast memory, the cold dark triumphant. I have been here on the […]

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Dear MFRs …

June 5, 2010

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A Note to My 17 Most Faithful Readers (MFR): Dear MFRs, Hi! I know I have been MIA, blogging-wise. I can explain. I have been: ~ Teaching myself video editing with Final Cut Express. ~ Hanging out with Buddhist monks in orange mou-mous. ~ Trying to create Final Cut Express videos with monks in orange […]

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