One Step at a Time

  .   In school, there was no better feeling than showing up for another dreaded day of academic drudgery only to discover every student's favorite turn of events - the teacher called in sick. The substitute teacher is a favorite of almost every student. The assignments are easier, there's usually no homework, and often … Continue reading One Step at a Time

Mayoral Malaise: what happened on election night?

    A few weeks ago I wrote that Knoxville needed the next Cas Walker, a people's champion, someone more concerned with Chert Pitt Road than Cherokee Country Club, to emerge. Knoxvillians certainly settled on an establishment outsider as their next mayor, just not one from the mold of Cas Walker. Indya Kincannon, a Princeton … Continue reading Mayoral Malaise: what happened on election night?

Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

Over the course of a three year clinic on football ineptitude, the Tennessee Volunteers have had their share of moral victories. In particular, this season's competitions with Alabama and Georgia showed glimmers of hope for the big orange faithful. However, Saturday night Vol fans were reminded that there is just nothing like the real thing, … Continue reading Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

Donald Trump, Texas Hold’m and the Big Ukrainian Bluff

  I am a Texas Hold'm addict. The game of poker encompasses many of my favorite things: strategy, risk, socialization and even a little acting. Every Monday night, my friends and I get together to play hours and hours of Texas Hold'm style poker. One of our most infamous players is my good friend Tommy … Continue reading Donald Trump, Texas Hold’m and the Big Ukrainian Bluff

When Johnny Comes Marching Home: the Vols need a savior again

  **** DISCLAIMER - I've heard several versions of this story. It is likely something similar happened, but not this exact version of events. But as always the legend is far more entertaining than the reality.**** It was October 16, 1976 better known as The Third Saturday in October, and Alabama had come to town. … Continue reading When Johnny Comes Marching Home: the Vols need a savior again