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EXPLORING IRELAND FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD

SOMEWHERE ON A WINDING NARROW ROAD IN COUNTY CORK – If Ireland were an amusement park, I am now on its most terrifying ride.  I am driving on the wrong side of the road in the Irish countryside seated on the wrong side of the car.

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

Next week the Republicans will gather in Cleveland for their National Convention and will nominate for President a very unpopular man named Donald Trump. 

Later this month, the Democrats will gather in Philadelphia for their National Convention and nominate for President a very unpopular woman named Hillary Clinton.

REMEMBERING PAT SUMMITT, AN ALMOST EMPTY GYM, AND THE NIGHT MY FATHER CALLED FOR THE "GENTLEMEN VOLS"

All my life my heroes have been volunteers.  Tennessee Volunteers.  Orange and white clad athletes who have inspired me by running, throwing or catching passes or tackling or putting a ball in a basket.  There is a long list of such heroes I have had for over 60 years from Johnny Majors to Condredge Holloway to Ernie Grunfeld to Bernard King to Reggie White to Peyton Manning to Tee Martin.  But my number one Vol hero of all time was a country gal from Henrietta, Tennessee named Pat Summitt.

ON NATIONAL SEERSUCKER DAY ... WHY SEERSUCKER MATTERS

This Thursday, June 9th is National Seersucker Day.  It is a day when all well-dressed, comfortable Americans will don the iconic summer fabric and celebrate the greatest fashion invention of all time.

BOZO vs. BOZO'S: WHEN PIGS GOT FAT AND CLOWNS GOT SLAUGHTERED

This weekend tens of thousands of barbeque lovers from around the world will gather at Tom Lee Park on the banks of the majestic Mississippi in downtown Memphis for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbeque Contest.