New Business, New Skills

New Business, New Skills

Christine’s been hard at work in an effort to launch her new business, Knoxville Party Magic. She’s been moving away more and more from being a face painter and balloon twister toward becoming a professional children’s entertainer/magician. Two weeks ago she spend a week at an international convention of children’s entertainers in Pigeon Forge, just 40 minutes from home, that…

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Blogging, yes! Facebook, not so much.

Blogging, yes! Facebook, not so much.

Every now and then I wonder why I spend so much time on Facebook and no time blogging. This morning I realized that my last post on Big Bald Guy was in February 2012! Christine and I were discussing how we use Facebook and whether or not it’s an effective way to record and share life’s events. While we both think Facebook is…

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Catholic Perspectives on the Girl Scouts

Catholic Perspectives on the Girl Scouts

In my recent post I questioned whether or not Catholics should purchase Girl Scout cookies in light of the connection between the national organization and Planned Parenthood. As much as I hate to report it, additional information has surfaced regarding this connection and the secular agenda of the Girl Scouts organization. This saddens me, as I am an ardent advocate…

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SuperBowl Party!

SuperBowl Party!

Christine and I hosted a SuperBowl party this year. We had about 30 people attend and everyone had a wonderful time. Christine started the party with her Wii dance game, which a few people really enjoyed. Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of this…great fun! She then set up shop upstairs to paint the faces of the young people who…

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Should Catholics Buy Girl Scout Cookies?

Should Catholics Buy Girl Scout Cookies?

Now that seems like a silly question, doesn’t it? I know at our parish there are several girls selling the delightful cookies every year at this time following Mass. How can one turn down these sweet young girls, even if the cookies are not on your diet? (I personally love the Samoas the best). Imagine my surprise when I learned…

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Rosary for Life in Knoxville

Rosary for Life in Knoxville

Yesterday was a chilly day, but the turnout for the annual Rosary for Life was nothing short of heartwarming. The cold didn’t deter hundreds of people from coming to Tyson Park off Concord Street in Knoxville, across from the infamous Volunteer Women’s Medical Center where abortions are routinely performed. This is the site for many peaceful demonstrations sponsored by the…

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