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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 early to a room on the second floor of the Associated Therapeutics Center, 2704 Mineral Springs Road, in

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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

Want to Play Vintage Base Ball in Knoxville?

Today’s Vintage Base Ball (it was two words prior to the 1880s) is usually played with rules from the early 1860s. Thankfully the modern version of vintage base ball does not discriminate against gender or race. According...

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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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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

There Will Be Whitewashing!

“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer If a play is your work, and you are...

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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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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Local Documentary on East TN PBS, Aug. 6 at 8PM

While attending an educational event at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, TN, a tourist asked, “Where is Indian Country?” A re-enactor expertly portraying Cherokee Emissary Capt. Henry Timberlake quipped, “Madame, you are standing in it.” The...

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Don’t Laugh. Irish food is Delicious.

Kelly Robinson, a professional book buyer and  irreverent media blogger, always wanted to be a freelance writer. Five years ago, at age 40, she aggressively began submitting unsolicited articles to magazines and websites. Her efforts have been...

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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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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Hurricane Katrina, Yoga, and Me

Being born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Leslie Wagner always took hurricane forecasts seriously.  In late August of 2005, this LSU graduate and art teacher didn’t hesitate to load up her Subaru with the essentials: Mamou...

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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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