I’m not sure what I expected, but it wasn’t this. The Rev. Jimmy Morrow was approachable. Kind. Sincere. A small group gathered around him at the opening of the Vanishing Appalachia exhibit today while Morrow talked about everything from local history to, well, snake handling. Or more correctly, serpent handling. I guess what I really […]
The Onion strikes again.
While I was migrating to new servers, I realized I have a lot of stuff buried on my server that predates my blogging days. Much of it was created with an image program called Arles. Previously, I was linking to much of this from the left rail of my page, but it really didn’t do […]
Caught an amazing edition of Radiolab this week while I was out driving around. It turned into one of those moments where I took the long route so I could hear the entire thing. It was a vigorous defense of parasites. Yes, parasites. The details of how the zombie wasp, the blood fluke and the […]
John Temple is running a series describing how journalists are reinventing themselves. If the installments that follow are half as inspiring and entertaining as ME Sprengelmeyer’s opener, it’s going to be a fun ride. Give ’em hell, ME.
The newspaper industry is beleaguered by problems both cyclical and secular, but what really scares me is that we still haven’t dealt with issues that are just basic blocking and tackling. To wit: This horrifying account of one man’s attempt to give a newspaper his money. (Via All Things Digital.) Here’s a choice tidbit from […]
I don’t think anyone had as profound an impact on me professionally as Barb Page. During several years of working side-by-side with her at the late, great Albuquerque Tribune, Barb was my friend, my mentor, my confidante. I could always count on Barb for sage advice and wisdom. Not to mention a healthy dose of […]
After 12 great years in Tennessee, Lara and I are packing up and leaving Knoxville to move to Las Vegas. Why? Mainly because I’ve landed a job with Greenspun Corp. that was too great an opportunity to pass up. I’ll be working as executive vice president of Greenspun Media Group, which includes their interactive division […]
Tom Jester passed along this photo of Arthur Bullington, a mule skinner in Cocke County, Tennessee. I’m assuming the photo is by photographer Don Dudenbostel, whose work never fails to stop me in my tracks. This is yet another example of the way Tom and Don are documenting disappearing Appalachian lifestyles. They also knew and […]
I had the pleasure of moderating a roundtable on online comments a few weeks ago, and Jack Lail has posted a note on Knoxnews.com about the roundtable that gives an excellent summary and links to related info. Kudos to APME for funding this. It’s much needed. I was an early advocate of comments on newspaper […]