Monthly Archives: April 2013

George Jones Makes His Final Curtain Call

George Jones is a hard man to kill. It took 81 years of heartbreak and hard drinking to put him down, but Friday in Nashville he left this mortal world. This has to give guys like Keith Richards, Neil Young, … Continue reading

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Brooks BBQ in Lexington Brings Alabama to the Bluegrass

I’m always on the lookout for “good” barbecue, but it is surprisingly hard to find. The ramshackle fronts, thick hickory smoke and menus scribbled on chalkboards are telltale signs of a true barbecue joint. It seems simple enough. Often the … Continue reading

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Peace Out to Richie Havens

In the aftermath of the Boston bombing, the Texas fertilizer plant explosion and the Senate going belly up on passing gun control legislation, it seemed ironic that noted New York City folk singer Richie Havens, who was so closely associated … Continue reading

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Twin Bombs Rock Boston Marathon – Suspect Captured

Another memorial service. Another moment of silence to be observed. At approximately 2:50 PM, on Monday, April 15, two explosions ripped through the finish line area of the Boston Marathon, turning a joyful Patriots’ Day tradition into a crime scene. … Continue reading

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A Sad Day in Boston

Normally I don’t post other columnists’ material here, but the tragedy in Boston is an extraordinary circumstance. Perhaps we should all take a moment to pause and consider what is happening in this country. Boston is one of those unique … Continue reading

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Isabella’s First Birthday

Before the bombings in Boston Monday, before the ricin letters were mailed in Washington, or the fertilizer plant blew in West, Texas, my family and I shared a simpler moment, when we gathered to celebrate my daughter Isabella’s first birthday … Continue reading

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LEGO KIDS FEST Invades Kentucky Exposition Center

The other cool thing we did to close out the boys’ spring break was hit LEGO Kids Fest in Louisville. Most all of us, if not everyone, has played with LEGOs at some point. If you haven’t seen them in … Continue reading

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The Cincinnati Zoo is Purrrfectly Entertaining

Coming into the third week of a three-week spring break, the boys and I, and the baby, needed some fresh air. The weather hadn’t been the most cooperative, as temps remained chilly and didn’t inspire much outdoor activity. The first … Continue reading

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Louisville Celebrates Championship with Victory Rally at Yum! Center

Wednesday was a day to celebrate in Louisville. The U of L men’s basketball team returned from Atlanta with a national championship in tow, and the Lady Cardinals were national runners-up. What better way to celebrate both teams’ accomplishments than … Continue reading

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Louisville Cardinals Down Michigan to Become NCAA Basketball Champions

Louisville wins! It has been 27-years since those words have rung out on a national championship stage for Louisville’s basketball program. While the Cardinals have maintained a level of excellence, when your rival down the road is the University of … Continue reading

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