Category Archives: Events

The Wedding: Highlight Reel

— Chris & Tabitha, October 26, 2013, Owen Farm, Chapmansboro, TN —

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The Toast

— Chris & Tabitha, October 25, 2013, Owen Farm, Chapmansboro, TN — [Text of toast that I gave with my gal pal, Courtney, the Magnificent Matron of Honor] Bill: In trying to figure out what to say today, I asked … Continue reading

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Randa Goes to Washington

America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands:  youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention.  My fellow Americans, we are made for this … Continue reading

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The Time Barack Fauxbama Came to Visit

We had to run go pick him up from the library where I work. The best part about riding with the president in the car while my real live friends were in the back seat was getting stuck in a … Continue reading

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Great Boston Molasses Flood

Filed under: Today in History Today is the anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. There are some incredible archival photos from the Boston Globe at the link above, including this one. Haven’t heard of the Great Boston Molasses … Continue reading

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Huzzah and Welcome!

So in the world of off [the] beat[en path] events, I’m not sure where the Maryland Renaissance Festival ranks. Had it been a realistic option, I might rather have gone to this instead, but since RenFest was right around the corner, … Continue reading

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The Sixty Second Pitch

Last week I attended a Pitchapalooza event at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington. I had no idea what to expect. According to the website, the event would feature The Book Doctors, married couple Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, who are … Continue reading

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Long way from Butcher Holler

A couple of years ago I saw Grace Potter at the 9:30 Club. Loretta Lynn had played the early show that night, and Grace played the late one. During her set she thanked Loretta, who was no doubt already fast … Continue reading

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Cyndi Lauper presents —

To conclude the formal program at HRC’s National Dinner, Cyndi Lauper gave a mini-concert. She started with Time After Time. It was a moving moment, so I recorded it. The hands of a woman at the table next to me were … Continue reading

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