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Dec 1, 2020 6:43 PM Extra Vested Interest 2 Comments

Looking Down on Lincoln

Did you know Kentucky’s Capitol Rotunda is a dome within a dome? If not, you’re not alone. Few people—more than a dozen and less than 100—each year make the twisted trek to the top of the Capitol dome. Read more

Jun 9, 2016 5:58 PM Extra Vested Interest

The Sailor’s Log

We shouldn’t forget that we’re surrounded by those who have risked their lives—lost their limbs—for the freedoms we often take for granted. Read more

Nov 8, 2013 11:26 AM Extra Vested Interest

Pennington Proves Archival Worthy

Poet Laureate Lee Pennington went in search of a nice, sturdy, fireproof filing cabinet to house his quirky collection of Kentucky literary artifacts. What he ended up with was a new archival wing in the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library. Read more

Jun 14, 2013 2:19 PM Extra Vested Interest 1 Comments

Inductees Come to the Carnegie

Six gifted wordsmiths who have entered The Great Scriptorium--the library in the sky--were inducted Thursday night into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. Read more

Jan 24, 2013 11:23 PM Extra Vested Interest

Mine that Bird

When Madisonville’s MaryLou Boal called and asked if I’d like to be in a movie, I had no idea what to expect. “You’ll need to be there at the crack of dawn, but it’s an experience of a lifetime,” she promised. Read more

Oct 25, 2012 1:28 PM Extra Vested Interest 1 Comments

Fear Strikes Out

Tuesday night in Louisville I had the great fortune of throwing out the first pitch in a baseball game between the Louisville Bats and the Gwinnett Braves at Louisville Slugger Field. Read more

Jun 29, 2012 12:00 AM Extra Vested Interest

A Double-Jointed Shot at Redemption

I am double-jointed, especially in my right hand, so much so, that I can bend my thin fingers into pretzel shapes and make a quite impressive dinosaur. Read more

Jun 27, 2012 12:00 AM Extra Vested Interest

Happy Father’s Derby Day!

“Dad! There you are, Dad!” screamed a shirtless, drunk college student I had the unfortunate luck of making eye contact with during my last venture into the Kentucky Derby infield. That was the first Saturday in May, 1999. Read more

Jun 1, 2012 12:00 AM Extra Vested Interest