A surprise opportunity to take a quick spin around Shelbyville


My new church role kicks off with a series of Zoom meetings.

Yes, that’s me with the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Zoom background.

It was almost an accident that I went to a Mo Pitney concert, but I had a thoroughly good time.


I have vivid memories of a short-lived TV show (later the subject of a big legal battle) from 1975


My cable company’s attempts to woo me back have become a little comical.


A county fair blue ribbon validates a newly-acquired hobby and makes me happier than I have any right to be.


Ransom United Methodist Church, July 4, 2021

Replica of the Liberty Bell at Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee. Photo by me.

I’ll be out of town, but you should compete in, or offer to help judge, your local ICS chili cookoff.

Last year’s event.

Ransom United Methodist Church, June 27, 2021


Just prior to Prime Day, I upgraded both my Echoes. I make no apologies.

This is the 4th Generation Echo, about the size of a cantaloupe. The Echo Dot upstairs is about the size of a softball.

John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike

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