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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Winged Elm Farm: From Fledgling to Fabulous

Fifteen years ago, when Brian Miller and Cindy Tanner moved from Old North Knoxville to the fledgling 70-acre Winged Elm Farm in Philadelphia, TN, the only experience they had in rural living was Cindy’s minor in Animal Science and Brian’s childhood memories of watching “All Creatures Great and Small.” Brian says, “I think for a

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Senior Citizens Rock with SilverSneakers

by Carole Ann Borges Today’s seniors rock, but not while sitting in old wooden porch chairs. Today’s seniors are getting up, getting out, and getting fit. Anna Patterson, a brown haired woman with a big smile arrives...

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The Art of Augmented Reality

by: Buck Kahler Cover photo by: Kenn Brown In the ‘90s we were promised Virtual Reality – a completely immersive sensory experience that would take place in “cyberspace.” Fast forward twenty years and the nausea-inducing Oculus Rift...

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

New Brakes, a Marriage Proposal & a Farmers’ Market

By: Judy S. Blackstock My day didn’t start out that way; it just evolved. A need for new brakes on my Honda took me to Auto Technicians located at 523 N. Gay Street last Wednesday. Owner Judy...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

One World Circus is Making a Difference

Jake Weinstein, the statuesque co-founder of One World Circus, is also a registered nurse. Weinstein  finds parallels between nursing and clowning: “We have a desire to touch people. Everyday when I wake up, I hope I can be...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Urban Guerrilla Gardening

“Gardening is my graffiti!” – Ron Finley The reason this urban garden is an experiment is because it was planted on private property without the owner’s knowledge or permission. R. Bentley Marlow is the urban guerrilla gardener. Marlow...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

What Does a Doula Do?

When Kimberly Sebeck was a small child she was preoccupied with pregnancy, birth, and babies.  The birth of her own daughter in 1997  was riddled with peer pressure from medical staff and treatments she did not want....

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Saturday, June 1st, 2013

KnoxZine Confidential: Erotica Writing Class

By: Kelly Robinson On a Saturday afternoon, just a few hours before I had to be at work, I found myself climbing the narrow stairs leading up to belly dancing studio. I was about to take a...

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Monday, May 27th, 2013

How to be a Conscientious Traveler

When Tamera Easterday really likes something, she can’t stop thinking about it. But she’s not a stalker, or like the creepy mom in the children’s book “Love you Forever.” You could say she’s more of an enthusiastic...

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Don’t Laugh. Irish food is Delicious.

There are times when a unique and inspiring  Knoxvillian will make my brain purr with warm and fuzzy admiration. To think, for the past 16 years, I have unknowingly been crossing paths with such a creature nearly...

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

“It Started Like Hell and Ended Like Heaven”

Jonathan Nicolosi’s Evolution on the  Camino de Santiago & the Camino Ferristerre in Spain “We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass Inspired by the movie The Way, Knoxvillian Jonathan Nicolosi quickly began preparing for...

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

“Q” the Pig! A BBQ Production

“I want meat! I’m not a fruit bat!” – Lewis Black “Q” the Pig!, a Knoxville competitive barbeque team, recently completed its 5th competition with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Because team leaders David McCauley and...

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Light My Kindle Fire

By: Carole Ann Borges If you hang out with any book lovers these days, you will undoubtedly hear heated discussions about the Kindle. Wrapped in a nice leather cover the new reading tablet looks like a book....

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I Blame it On Wendell Berry

by: Brian Miller The seventy acres of our farm touch the boundaries, borders, property of ten other landowners or farmers. These ten property owners account for thirty or forty persons who represent our nearest neighbors, who we...

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Keeping Cherokee History Alive

Indian Creek Productions has been working hard to keep Native American history alive. Formed in 2002 by Mark and Sherry Finchum, this award winning not-for-profit educational organization specializes in Cherokee history. Indian Creek Productions is having a...

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