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  • Nancy Drew and the Bishop’s Ring Published 2/1/2012 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments

    The name “Friends Antique and Collectibles Mall” does not do the place justice. The basement is a Man’s World full of military items, tools, and old sports equipment. The main floor boasts a dish heaven, silver (plate and sterling) begging ...

  • Little Doll and the Mavens Published 1/4/2012 at 12:12 p.m. 0 comments

    I learned early on that Mavens in Wonderville are not easy to find, but Dolls are.

  • The Wedding Party Published 11/23/2011 at 11:12 a.m. 0 comments

    This town knows how to party. Boy did I learn that at a mysterious gathering hosted by a savage couple in Powell.

  • Our Weird Is Real Published 10/26/2011 at 11:54 a.m. 1 comment

    Is this a town where “weird” has transcended into “mundane”? And just what (or who) are the standard bearers for weird in this town?

  • The Princesses of Wonderville Published 9/28/2011 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments

    Every morning when I walk toward the Cave of Doom known as my office, I travel down a path flanked by a little forest of tall trees. For five seconds I feel like a princess in a Disney movie. If ...

  • Guys’ Friday Breakfast: Spying on a Meeting of the (Male) Minds Published 8/24/2011 at 5:20 p.m. 0 comments

    Pre-game dinner for Seal Team Six? I cooked it. Wedding cake tasting with Wills and Kate? I preferred the one with chocolate cookies. Matching girls’ weekend tattoos with Angelina? Been there, done that. Alas, these events only left me hungry ...

  • Miss June’s Alleged Penitentiary Biscuits Published 7/27/2011 at 1:24 p.m. 0 comments

    As we were waxing on about the exalted pleasures of biscuits, one dining companion recounted that the best one she ever ate was Miss June’s penitentiary biscuit.

  • New Meat In a Good Ol’ Town Published 6/29/2011 at 11:57 a.m. 0 comments

    These are the chronicles of a little girl who moved to a big town. Or perhaps they are the chronicles of a big girl who moved to a little town. My first year here has taught me that Knoxville and ...