Tag Archive for Knoxville

The Strange Places I’ve Called Home: Part 3, Knoxville

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Check out my first two parts of my “Strange Places I’ve Called Home” series: Milwaukee, and South Florida.  At first blush, Knoxville seems like an odd fit for a boy like me. It is conservative and religious, and I am…

The Strange Places I’ve Called Home: Introduction, 1982

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My birth year is naturally misleading, seeing as I only experienced roughly 10 days of 1982, though “experienced” might be a generous word to use, insofar as a newborn baby doesn’t experience much of anything beyond the feeding/pooping/crying/sleeping cycle. While…

Knoxville Couchsurfers: Finding My Way Back Home

An excellent back-of-the-menu sketch by Carla.

I could rightfully consider Knoxville, Tennessee home as much as any other spot on Earth. I’ve lived there 12 years, far longer than any other place. I went to high school and college there. I have a more fond memories…

Leaving Knoxvegas

Lakefront Brewery: A friend to Couchsurfers

This is the latest installment of my on-going narrative of my experience with Couchsurfing. The full story can be found here.  Despite all of the complaints I could levy against the South and Tennessee–and there are many–I still consider it…

Repaying the Debt: Hosting Surfers of My Own

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This is the latest installment of my on-going narrative of my experience with Couchsurfing. The full story can be found here.  My First Surfers: Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Upon returning from backpacking in Europe, and my wonderful experience with Andrew fresh…

The Lad from Leeds

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This is my 100th post to 80couches.com. I, for one, cannot think of a better way to commemorate the occasion than a post dedicated to my first steps into the world of Couchsurfing. I have decided to dedicate a page…

An Open Letter to Pat Summitt

Dear Coach Summitt, We’ve never met, at least not properly. The closest we came to meeting was a few years back while walking opposite ways down “The Strip” near campus. Fans and former players alike frequently comment on “The Stare”–your…