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North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville April 29th 2013

the 29th of April. I left Knoxville the 29th of January. back again. thank you Knoxville for all the reminders (Krutch Park Street sign) and hospitality. thank you Amanda, Andrew, Bailey, Adam, Christine, and all you lovely Knoxvillians (and villans) I have met and shared time with. here at the library researching and getting ready. a new day awaits and the "Suns Ah Shining" outside. and inside of me. and you too, always let it shine. what else? can I say of benefit. met a certain Eric Heath, grappler, wrapping himself around Adam on his rugged floor at 4 am. what a hilarious site to see! it all started at a 4 am hot dog stand alongside an Old City street over Andouille sausage from New Orleans thereabouts (how hunger dictates; and thank you for the ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville April 27th 2013

in knoxville, hokey pokeing it around learning to deal with feelings of uncertainty and change weird. thank you friends for helping me out. raining here today. Morgan Llwelyn has a new book. off to a good start with After Rome. still reading the Albom book. still got stuff in the car. it is a mess! i enjoi smiles and making others smile i enjoi teaching and interacting and listening. spring time flows like a river it being knoxville green grass thick lots of rain all you need is love and love is without agenda i am told i am read what is agenda? merrian webster says it is a list of things to be done or considered. it is also an idealogical plan or program so may lists be dropped things to be done, gone considerations ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville April 26th 2013

what i know is i am working on poetry. i enjoi being karl, most of the time as Bob Dylan might say most of the time you know the song right? what has Karl been doing? thanking my lucky stars to be alive! there were no close calls i made it all in one piece here i am back full circle and the circle keeps growing met friends along the way and making more the day continues to unfold as I read Tuesday's with Morrie Help is on the way planning for future who knows what may i love i miss you all but as it goes time goes we all have our lives living in full someimtes sometimes downward pull in a lull, that's ok gone the next moment another again be present, what are ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville September 26th 2011

Let's see how this works... Right now I'm packing, I haven't started on my journey yet-- or I guess I'm always on one? I've been saying all of the last goodbyes I can squeeze in today. I'm mainly putting this first blog in place to create a base list so it will automatically send my updates to you guys! (I think) However, let me take this pilot blog as an opportunity to thank to everyone for all of your support. My family and friends, you are truly too good to me. All I can say is the cards, flowers, phone calls, long walks, hospital visits.... and the FOOD displayed your love in a tangible way for me. It was humbling to say the least. Enough with the mushy stuff.... blogs of Peruvian babies to come soon! ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville September 24th 2011

Atlanta; home of the Olympic Games (1996), home of Coca Cola, a huge sprawling city known as the Capital of the South and the home of the incredible and inspirational Martin Luther King Jr;. We were only passing through on our road trip back to Memphis where we had to return the damaged car and face whatever consequences lay ahead. Before arriving at Danielle’s; our next couch-surf host, we stopped off at the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. This comprised of his birth home, his grave and a museum dedicated to his work - all in the same block as the Ebenezer Baptist Church he used to preach at. Unfortunately we only got just over an hour before the museum shut, but it was still well worth the visit and we wish we could ... read more
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MLK Meuseum
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North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville August 20th 2010

This will probably be my last entry for the blog (is anyone even checking this anymore?!) and I'm writing from my new office! Classes have officially started. I've met my professors. I've started reading. I've learned my vocabulary is insanely small and I combine words to make up new ones (which the one time came out as a real word with a waaaay different meaning than the made up word I was trying to say). My other best friend, Shaun, is back in town so I'm happy about that (not that I'll see him a whole lot, but it's gotta be more than twice a year, right?!). I've questioned about 100 times if this is really what I want to be doing, and keep telling myself I'm here for a reason, but I'm in all honesty ... read more
Shaun's back!

North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville July 6th 2010

I had family come in town for the fourth weekend and it's been busy! Saturday morning was Parker's birthday party, then we went to get fireworks, the boys went to the cabin to shoot guns, and the girls went to Knoxville to just be. We went to Market Square and then checked out all the fun art sculptures in that park before we went to see a movie. Sunday was church, lunch, and then a grill out and fireworks. Today I drove around with Uncle Dwight (who Parker has started calling Uncle Doody- love it!). We went to the mountains in his BMW Z and had a late lunch together and spent some good quality time together. Tomorrow I leave for Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, DC, Ocean City, and then Charlottesville. I'll come home for about 4 days ... read more
Art in the park
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North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville June 26th 2010

Family Road Trip to Texas and points south Day 1 - We had some unexpected delays with our car and van so we didn't leave Hampstead, MD until about 10:30 a.m. this morning. Weather was sunny and clear and very hot and humid. We made our way through Westminster, Frederick and onto Route 81. Although the traffic was somewhat heavy for a Friday morning and midday, we made good time. Our main goal today was to break up the ride from Hampstead to Nashville, where we have friends we are going to visit. We made it 500 miles to Knoxville by 8 p.m. tonight. Thankfully we only have less than 2 hours tomorrow to Nashville! After a very long wait to check in, we settled in and then made our way to a Chinese buffet....not so ... read more
Literally out the door
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North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville June 25th 2010

Today we left at around 10:35a.m. or 10:40a.m. The ride is going to be 7 or 8 hours! Right now we are about 2 hours into the drive and have already hit 3 states. Maryland of course, Virginia and West Virginia! At each state we are taking pictures of the sign and me and Steph next to the sign. Today at around 3:15p.m. we had lunch at Subway in Virginia. I had my usual turkey, provolone, mustard and lettuce with a coke. I also got a Sponge Bob popsicle. The gps says we will be there at 7:22p.m but the time is changing so I don’t know exact cause now we are in a little bit of traffic. Can’t wait till we get there! Finally we arrived at our hotel LaQuinta at around 8:07 p.m. The ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville June 22nd 2010

A year ago almost to the day we Couch Surfed with Matt and Rachel in Azerbaijan. At the time they were both Peace Corps volunteers but now they have returned to the USA and are living in Knoxville, Tennessee. As we were just a couple of hours drive away over the Smoky Mountains, it would have been rude not to call in and say hello. According to our guide book, Knoxville is the erstwhile underwear capital of the world. When I told Matt, who had grown up here, it was news to him! It's supposedly to do with textile factories but maybe we'll never know!! Anyway, these days it is the location of the University of Tennessee and everything associated with it is delightfully orange. Okay, maybe not delightfully, but tact is called for here!!! Their ... read more
Our cool home for 3 nights!
Bridges over the river
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