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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Some Words From Gerry Spence

Read this that Gerry Spence wrote. If you don't read it all, read the very last paragraph. If it doesn't move you, something's wrong.
Here's the link:

Friday, August 03, 2007

Wartburg, Tennessee

Wartburg, Tennessee is where I spent a lot of my time growing up (my parents actually live in a place closer to Oak Ridge, Tennessee called Petros). It's where I went to high school.
Wartburg is a rural community in East Tennessee. It's surrounded by huge, rolling mountains. It's a great place for a kid to grow up. There's even a a state park there, Frozen Head State Park,
I catch a lot of grief over the name. People always ask, "Wart-burg? Where's that?" Well, you already know where it is. And you need to know that the town was settled by people of German descent. Here's where the name came from (read the quote):
To some, those mountains are also a castle. As Paul Harvey says: "Now you know, the rest of the story."