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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Ga-Ga for Go-Go’s

By: Gregory Stringer In the days of antiquity, people played a game called Astragals. It used the knucklebones of sheep which had been carved and painted, and the pieces were tossed and thrown against each other. Because the figures would bounce in unexpected ways, they came to be called, “crazy bones.” These games endure today

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Getting the Last Laugh in Africa

By: Judy S. Blackstock “Hyenas aren’t sexy,” says Dee White, from her charming Holston Hills cottage. White, close to retiring after over 25 years as a social worker and Coordinator of New Born Screening in the Genetics...

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Health Journey: My Bipolar Parent

Mindful of my mother’s barometric weathers Knoxville poet Linda Parsons Marion knew she had to “break and till the difficult ground of childhood and its aftermath” when she began to write her powerful volume of poetry called...

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Gems of the North Carolina Mountains

Article & Photos: Judy S. Blackstock The North Carolina western mountains contain pockets of earth that hold emeralds, sapphires and moonstones. Close to these mines are several small towns which are treasures unto themselves. One such location...

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

The Unlimited Universe of a Lady Trucker

By: Carole Ann Borges “She’s what? You have to be kidding?!” That was my first reaction when I heard that my friend Dona Omanoff was now driving a big–rig cross–country for a living. The last time I...

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Health Journey: Overcoming Four Cancers

By: Carole Ann Borges When Linda Hill talks about her fight to survive the simultaneous attack of four different cancers on her normally robust body, her arms fly away from her sides. One fist pounds against the...

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Music & Wellness Program

By Barbara S F Davis This past winter Deborah lay in the cancer ward at U. T. Hospital, resting after a difficult treatment. She heard music. Live violin music. She was enchanted. One of an increasing number...

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Wheatland Plantation’s Events & Tours

Article & photos by: Judy Blackstock Graves, wars and whiskey make Wheatlands Plantation a living history book. On Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wheatland Plantation...

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

3D Printing for Everyone

3D printing is becoming a staple in manufacturing worldwide. Some fear it will replace workers on the assembly lines, lead to widespread counterfeiting of name brand items, or be used to print guns. There’s even a car...

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Parody of Color Glossy Magazines That Shall Not Be Named

From the Publisher’s Addled Brain We just couldn’t help ourselves! As a non-consumer-driven-not-a-member-of-the-cool-kids’-club indie ezine, we wanted to see what it would be like to imitate our color glossy brethren. Turns out it’s lots of fun! While...

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Pridefest Vignettes

**This photo essay won two awards from the 2014 Golden Press Club Awards. The photo of Rachel responding to protesters won an Award of Excellence and the entire photo essay won an Award of Merit. Congratulations, Buck...

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Gardening on the Side of Love

By: Barbara S F Davis TVUUC, the church at 2931 Kingston Pike, is a certified Green Sanctuary. “And not just the interior,” said Barbara Lamm, standing on the hill behind the graceful buildings. This contemporary religious community...

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Smoky Mountain Llamas

After walking three miles with Smoky Mountain Llamas, I am now obsessed with llamas. Smoky Mountain Llamas, offers several llama treks on its Cosby, Tennessee, farm, and in the surrounding area. We chose the paved North Ridge...

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

KNOXzine Confidential: The Panty Prophet

Why I Photograph the Underwear By: Stacey Diamond I seek out the unique and the odd but it also seems to find me. I trace this back to the summer before second grade when I found a...

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Friday, May 16th, 2014

Bully Bonanza on May 31st!

Photos provided by: Mallory Bertrand Photography & Ambassabull Photography It is time for the East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue’s 6th annual Bully Bonanza on Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at PetSafe Village Dog Park...

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