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Start Feeling It

From about eighth grade on, I planned to teach music. It was what I Really Wanted To Do. I thought about it daily and even attempted to come up with innovative ways to impart the love of and technical ability … Continue reading

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One Way

I have a painting at my parent’s house that I would love in our home if my wife didn’t think it was too big. It’s not what anyone would consider a masterpiece. In fact, along with the painter, I may … Continue reading

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Read the Bag

It’s always a good idea to read instructions or to at least have a general notion of what they would be if you actually did read them. Of course, even if you do read the instructions, you should make sure … Continue reading

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Play a Song

For one glorious semester in 1993 I was co-host of Morning Madness on Clarksville’s Sound Alternative, the New Magic 91.7 (which was, of course, the campus radio station for APSU, but it sounds more impressive the other way). A guy … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identities

I’ve been mistaken for someone else several times (as I’m sure most people experience at some point in their lives). Occasionally it happened on the phone and more often in person. The thing about being mistaken for someone else in … Continue reading

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I Don’t Think You Get It

I find it annoying when someone seems to be deliberately unaware of what is said in a conversation in which they are participating. Sometimes, they can even be the person making nonsensical comments with little relation to reality. Are they … Continue reading

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For Protection

In High School, my wallet contained the usual assortment of things, but I also kept two items most people did not carry.  One was a sugar packet, the other . . . caused some interesting conversations.

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Certified

Anyone who had ever attended more than one college level course has run in to a particular type of professor that is completely taken with him- or herself. They are the type to mention what degrees they have, all their … Continue reading

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Say What?

I love language. I’m fascinated by all the nuances a single language can have. I enjoy knowing that two people, speaking the same language can mean completely different things. Of course, even when two people from the same region of … Continue reading

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Use Caution

In our first year of marriage I left Austin Peay to work full-time, but my wife Chrisie continued pursuing her Social Work degree. One course she had to take in the Spring was Human Sexuality. It was a ridiculously explicit … Continue reading

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