Articles by: Jim Callicott

That’s the way I see it:Let’s talk turkey

That’s the way I see it:Let’s talk turkey

That's the way I see it December 11, 2015 at 1:53 am 0 comments

By Jim Callicott When the holiday season (Thanksgiving to Christmas) rolls around, the majority of the population north of the Rio Grande River begins to salivate at the very thought of turkey. I’ve never quite understand this as I care not for the bird. Fix it any way you like,Read More

That’s the way I see it: To ski or not to ski

That’s the way I see it: To ski or not to ski

That's the way I see it November 24, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

By Jim Callicott I have discovered that putting on a pair of skis and subjecting your body to a wild, mad dash down the side of a mountain on cold wet snow is an excellent way, invented by man, to commit suicide. My discovery came a few years ago whileRead More

That’s the way I see it: Who pulled the fire alarm?

That’s the way I see it: Who pulled the fire alarm?

That's the way I see it September 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

By Jim Callicott George and I were friends since the first grade. I say “were” because George passed away a couple of years ago. He had received a heart transplant which kept him alive a while longer. But I felt it was also was a shame because his original heartRead More

That’s the way I see it: words of wisdom from grandpa

That’s the way I see it: words of wisdom from grandpa

That's the way I see it September 11, 2015 at 3:35 am 0 comments

By Jim Callicott I was named after my grandfather, my mother’s doing, not his. I was 15-years-old when he died. It’s eerie seeing your name on a tombstone while still on this side of the grass. He was a character to put it mildly. He enjoyed a good laugh andRead More

Jim’s recipe of the month: tuna fish pie

Jim’s recipe of the month: tuna fish pie

Humor June 12, 2015 at 1:35 am 0 comments

By Jim the Chef (honorary degree) I am often asked where I receive the inspiration for my recipes. My usual answer is, “I don’t know, they just come to me. Sometimes in a dream, sometimes at the end of a six pack.” Great artist, like me, just have our motivations.Read More

North American Country Music Associations, Int’l lights up Country Tonite Theatre

North American Country Music Associations, Int’l lights up Country Tonite Theatre

Entertainment, Local News March 3, 2015 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

By Jim Callicott Spring has been defined as the time of rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, an end to the winter season and the birth of new life. New life is quite evident the second week of March in Pigeon Forge as aspiring performers of country music from across the United StatesRead More

Wilderness Wildlife Week in full swing

Wilderness Wildlife Week in full swing

Local News January 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm 0 comments

   By Jim Callicott Ken Jenkins had no idea that a vision he held would become a major event when he met with Leon Downey, director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, over 25 years ago. An idea he felt would be a natural partner with the newly createdRead More

Stranger than fact: unknown news stories of 2014

Stranger than fact: unknown news stories of 2014

News January 5, 2015 at 11:34 am 0 comments

January: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones admitted he has lip synced for the past 40 years. “I lost my bloody voice in the spring of ’74. As big as my mouth is, it’s got to be in there somewhere.” February: Dennis Rodman sent North Korea’s Dear Leader, Kim Jong-Un,Read More

The truth about relatives

The truth about relatives

That's the way I see it December 27, 2014 at 8:01 pm 0 comments

Family, sometimes, is an overrated asset. You have no choice into whose family you are born. Considering the asinine families some kids have to live with, it would be better if mom and dad slept in separate rooms with a court order against physical contact that could result in babies.Read More

Canned biscuits

Canned biscuits

That's the way I see it December 19, 2014 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Canned biscuits were invented in 1930 by one Lively B. Willoughby in Louisville, Kentucky. He was probably high on Kentucky bourbon at the time to invent such a product. That’s probably what the B. stands for, Lively Bourbon Willoughby. Regardless of the man’s condition, if he were still living todayRead More