“A salesperson is born” July 29, 2012 Story 2

My year is 1976 and my price tag for fun is a garden hose, a song, a rain dance and a hot summer sun.  I spend my days watching my Daddy-O and my Mommy Gah in my yard, my house or my car diligently working to make my  world (50′ wide x 125′  lot on Rolling Hill’s drive in Johnson City, TN) a better place. “Outside” is my neighborhood playground and “rolling down the hill” is my best amusement ride. My neighborhood sign reads “no rules” (except the golden rule) “no boundaries” (just look twice and run fast) and my
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“Everything has a solution” July 28, 2012 Story 1

Was it Paul Revere who said, “sorry for waking you, but the British are coming?” Fortunately or unfortunately (it depends on which friend or family member of mine you ask) the martyrdom side of my personalities, along with my natural protectionist neuroses, combined with my sociolinguistic tendencies are working in overdrive these days telling me to share my Chinese drywall story with every person I meet. And yet my intellectual insecurities manage to suppress my natural sagaciousness every time. “Will people think I’m batshit crazy if I tell them my Chinese drywall story”, is almost a daily dialogue with myself.
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“Retirement day” July 27, 2012

Good morning! As my Olympic talker career slowly comes to an end and my verbal business-retirement is imminent, reflection is upon me. Like every great olympic talker before me, I hope to use my gifts and talents to make the world a better place . I bring with me; my golden East Tennessee inflection, my silver tongue dialect, my bronze storytelling ability and my monetized gift of gab; to the non-verbal, non-profit and socially responsible public sector. This decision is not an easy one but as I traverse uncharted public waters I promise to be honest, socially responsible and economically
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Prayer for our City

Hello Nooga-Lawners I very rarely share my nightly prayers, for many different reasons, but tonight is different. With tragedy so close to home, I share because I care I pray for the members of the families of the fallen and all innocent men and women across the world who die at the hands of senseless bigotry and selfish acts of cowardice perpetrated in the name of God or Allah I pray somehow love and forgiveness, not hate and retribution, will fill the sadness of those stricken with the duties of carrying such soul burdens I pray this circumstance will never
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My Urban Lawn-Chair Twatt Today

My Urban Lawn-Chair Twatt Today Good morning Urban Lawn Moms and Dads. Digital friends please talk to your sons and daughters about digital sex, inhumane sexual digital behavior and the power and control your young son or daughter might feel when watching inappropriate digital cartoon behavior. Please explain to your young people that watching sexual behavior via digital adult pornography might artificially inflate their expectations of another human beings sexual reciprocity. I talk about this digital topic quite often within my lawn-chair group of friends because one in seven pages on our internet are dedicated to pornography. And yet, the
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Prayer

Good Morning, You know, I’ve been praying a lot these days for folks who are suffering a silencer’s toll, and I’ve been praying for my graduating guidance and wisdom to always lead me in the right direction as I move forward in my wonderful life. My Ma-Maw, my Uncle Freddie and my Aunt Patti taught me long ago how the power of faith and prayer can help you have the courage to face anything in life if you just open your heart. My Grandmother Nonnie taught me to open my mind to all that is possible in life even if
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