Category Archives: Heavier Things

Goodbye, Grandpa K

I profiled my Grandpa K in an earlier post, and I’m sad to say he finally lost his battle with lung cancer two nights ago. He’d lived longer with it than anyone expected, only succumbing after nixing more rounds of … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Rick Gagne

When Hubs and I moved to Jackson, MS, in 2006, all I could think about was getting back to Knoxville. I missed the mountains and the good beer. I missed my family and friends. I wasn’t prepared for the deep-south, … Continue reading

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Dealing With Poisonous People…

My ex-brother-in-law is a poisonous person. He’s an E.N.T. and plastic surgeon. Think of every surgeon stereotype… That’s right, he’s all of them. Cheated on ex-wife (my sister) with a nurse. Check. Treats supposed underlings with utter disrespect. Check. Obsessed with amassing … Continue reading

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On Dying an Unbeliever – Roger Ebert’s Thoughts on Death

Roger Ebert died today after a long battle with thyroid cancer. I was honestly too young to have paid much attention to his movie reviews, but he and Gene Siskel’s  iconic “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” method of critique has … Continue reading

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