42 results for 'Backstage'

Here a chain, there a chain

Here a chain, there a chain

By Kami Rice, freelance writer     Earlier this summer (when it still was summer, which, no matter what the calendar says, it hasn’t been since September 1st brought us cool mornings and evenings) I was excited to discover my new favorite-for-the-moment coffeehouse in Brentwood. It’s a Grind is only a short drive from my […]

Game Over! at least for Dad

Game Over! at least for Dad

By Will Jordan “What are you doing?” “Nooooo! Don’t go that way! You’re going to get caught!” A couple of DVDs and games fall off the TV, due to powerful vibrations from Max’s furious hopping up and down. I reach forward to try to catch one just as Peter and his siblings from a Narnia […]

Secrets of the barista trade

Secrets of the barista trade

By Kami Rice, freelance writer I know the drill. I’ve done it a million times myself: Customer X approaches the register but then steps back, looking indecisively up at the menu board. You give her a couple minutes. Sometimes her eyes look a bit panic-stricken as she tries to understand all the options and make […]

Tell us your Franklin adventures

Tell us your Franklin adventures

New to FI: Share Your Adventures! We know that Franklin has a ton of fun things to do, but we want to hear your stories! Ever had that perfect weekend, filled with adventure, good times and tons of fun? Tell us about the unique, creative activities you’ve experienced here in Williamson Cou. Have you discovered a great […]

Coffee and More

Coffee and More

You can meet the nicest people in coffeehouses, part two  By Kami Rice, freelance writer And we’re back with Part Two. I bet you’ve been going crazy wondering what else Holly and I and the mysterious stranger talked about. Well, it never hurts to learn a little patience. Our culture is way too dictated by […]

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow?

By Will Jordan, owner of  Carpe Diem Photography “What are you doing Max?” I ask the 7-year-old who is shaking his head roughly from side to side–his hair flinging in all directions. “I’m trying to make my hair longer,” he says and continues to shake it. “I don’t think that’s going to help,” I say, […]

You can meet the nicest people in coffeehouses

You can meet the nicest people in coffeehouses

By Kami Rice, freelance writer You never know who you’re going to meet when you set out to talk with a random stranger who’s hanging out at the local Barnes & Noble Café on a Saturday morning. You never know whether the first person you approach will welcome your interruption and enjoy being interviewed or […]

Dispelling the romantic writer life myth

Dispelling the romantic writer life myth

By Kami Rice, freelance writer So, it’s Friday night, and I’ve promised myself that I’m holed up in the front (or back, depending on your perspective) corner of the Brentwood Border’s Café (near the only accessible outlet I can find) for only an hour. During said hour, I am required to finish writing a press […]

White noise

White noise

By Kami Rice, freelance writer White noise can be one of those great things in life. It allows you to study, read, think or sleep in a loud, busy place. If you fill the space with enough noises, none of them will interrupt your reverie. But, when one of those voices does stand out, oh, […]

Max wins again!

Max wins again!

By Will Jordan, owner of  Carpe Diem Photography “Look what I found,” Max says, his big brown eyes wide as he peaks out from behind a Cherry Laurel. “What is it? Eke and I ask in unison. “A lizard? A frog?” “No,” Max replies and rushes over with something hidden in his hands. He opens […]

Welcome to Coffee and More!

Welcome to Coffee and More!

By Kami Rice, freelance writer A couple years ago I was on my very first “writer’s retreat.” Calling it that helped me feel like a real writer, even though this was definitely the poor man’s version of a writing retreat. Then, again, aren’t writers supposed to be poor? Without the poverty element I suppose the […]

Move over Max

Move over Max

By Will Jordan, owner of Carpe Diem Photography “Ow. My neck is killing me. What have I done to my back?” I try to roll over in the bed but something is pinning me. A familiar sharp object is jabbing me in the spine, and something else sticky is draped over my eyes. Suddenly I […]