Wednesday, August 20, 2014
 TW, Phone Home: 

Ever since “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” was released on VHS in 1988, home has been where the heartlight is.
But that hasn’t stopped a galaxy of E.T. imitators, fronters, wannabes and poseurs from beaming onto movie screens over the past 25 years. I’m looking at you, “Mac and Me.” … … .
Because the best “E.T.” knockoffs are often the most self-aware. (Think “Attack the Block” or “WALL-E.”) While Steven Spielberg knows how to capture childhood in a bottle, “Echo’s” first-time writer Henry Gayden and first-time director Dave Green only capture childishness in buckets.
Thomas Wolfe was right: Most filmmakers really can’t go home — or phone home — again.


 If our son directed Earth To Echo, we wouldn’t want him to phone home either.

TW, Phone Home:

Ever since “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” was released on VHS in 1988, home has been where the heartlight is.

But that hasn’t stopped a galaxy of E.T. imitators, fronters, wannabes and poseurs from beaming onto movie screens over the past 25 years. I’m looking at you, “Mac and Me.” … … .

Because the best “E.T.” knockoffs are often the most self-aware. (Think “Attack the Block” or “WALL-E.”) While Steven Spielberg knows how to capture childhood in a bottle, “Echo’s” first-time writer Henry Gayden and first-time director Dave Green only capture childishness in buckets.

Thomas Wolfe was right: Most filmmakers really can’t go home — or phone home — again.

If our son directed Earth To Echo, we wouldn’t want him to phone home either.

Friday, August 15, 2014
 Vintage Kenya: 

The people are wonderful here, but they do drink and fight and shoot each other, and there was a Mau Mau emergency, and my name isn’t J. M. Barrie, and the book was not about Peter Pan… … … . . I am very much afraid that Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he said you can’t go home again. I’ve been here quite a spell and my nose is still unpunched. And this is a country where they punch first and reason why later.


 Too bad you couldn’t just leave Thomas Wolfe’s nose unpunched.

Vintage Kenya:

The people are wonderful here, but they do drink and fight and shoot each other, and there was a Mau Mau emergency, and my name isn’t J. M. Barrie, and the book was not about Peter Pan… … … . . I am very much afraid that Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he said you can’t go home again. I’ve been here quite a spell and my nose is still unpunched. And this is a country where they punch first and reason why later.

Too bad you couldn’t just leave Thomas Wolfe’s nose unpunched.

Monday, August 11, 2014
 A Tale of Two Personalities: 

Thomas Wolfe was wrong: you can go home again
Depending on who you talk to, I’m either Michael Landon in Little House on the Prairie or Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast.


 Harrison Ford? We think you’re more of a Nellie Oleson type.

A Tale of Two Personalities:

Thomas Wolfe was wrong: you can go home again

Depending on who you talk to, I’m either Michael Landon in Little House on the Prairie or Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast.

Harrison Ford? We think you’re more of a Nellie Oleson type.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
 Here is the correct article: 

Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong. Despite his literary classic You Can’t Go Home Again, Wolfe was wrong.
James Crawford, a native of Lower Peachtree, has returned home, bringing with him the dream of providing a positive impact on the small Wilcox County community that has long endured, according to Crawford, a negativity that he wants to change.
Crawford, a soft-spoken, gentle, giant of a man spearheaded to the effort to produce a three-on-three basketball tournament in Lower Peachtree last week… …


 As if proving Thomas Wolfe wrong wasn’t enough, he still had time to get together 60 percent of the players for a basketball game. We’re impressed.

Here is the correct article:

Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong. Despite his literary classic You Can’t Go Home Again, Wolfe was wrong.

James Crawford, a native of Lower Peachtree, has returned home, bringing with him the dream of providing a positive impact on the small Wilcox County community that has long endured, according to Crawford, a negativity that he wants to change.

Crawford, a soft-spoken, gentle, giant of a man spearheaded to the effort to produce a three-on-three basketball tournament in Lower Peachtree last week… …

As if proving Thomas Wolfe wrong wasn’t enough, he still had time to get together 60 percent of the players for a basketball game. We’re impressed.

Friday, August 1, 2014
In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.
Round #13: Elkin Tribune
LeBron James and me — hometown buddies
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You can go home again, James said, in defiance of famous Asheville novelist Thomas Wolfe. James’ impassioned elaboration in a “Sports Illustrated” magazine column brought a tear to the eye.

In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.

Round #13: Elkin Tribune

LeBron James and me — hometown buddies

Lebron 4 - TW 9

You can go home again, James said, in defiance of famous Asheville novelist Thomas Wolfe. James’ impassioned elaboration in a “Sports Illustrated” magazine column brought a tear to the eye.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.
Round #12: Channel 3000
The good and bad of returning to a previous job
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Well, author Thomas Wolfe wrote you can’t go home again. Tell that to Basketball great Lebron James.

In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.

Round #12: Channel 3000

The good and bad of returning to a previous job

Lebron 3 - TW 9

Well, author Thomas Wolfe wrote you can’t go home again. Tell that to Basketball great Lebron James.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.
Round #11: Inquirer.net
LeBron James can go home again
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“You can’t go home again,” the novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote 74 years ago, touching off those never-ending personal and emotional tug-of-wars since.
People change and so does the old hometown and to countless souls, the journey back home after all the years gets less desirable.
Not for LeBron James, said my nephew Ryan Peralta Buhain via Facebook from Kissimmee, Florida. “By golly LeBron can go home to Cleveland again and he has.”

In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.

Round #11: Inquirer.net

LeBron James can go home again

Lebron 3 - TW 8

“You can’t go home again,” the novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote 74 years ago, touching off those never-ending personal and emotional tug-of-wars since.

People change and so does the old hometown and to countless souls, the journey back home after all the years gets less desirable.

Not for LeBron James, said my nephew Ryan Peralta Buhain via Facebook from Kissimmee, Florida. “By golly LeBron can go home to Cleveland again and he has.”

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.
Round #10: Savannah News
NATHAN DOMINITZ: Root, root or play for the home team
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In other news Friday, LeBron James proved — sorry Thomas Wolfe — that you can go home again.

In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.

Round #10: Savannah News

NATHAN DOMINITZ: Root, root or play for the home team

Lebron 2 - TW 8

In other news Friday, LeBron James proved — sorry Thomas Wolfe — that you can go home again.

Monday, July 28, 2014
In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.
Round #9: The Charlotte Observer
LeBron James proves you can go home again, and good for him
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LeBron James proves you can go home again, and good for him
Good for LeBron James. Good for Cleveland. Bad for Thomas Wolfe.
Wolfe, of course, was the famous Tar Heel writer who popularized the phrase: “You can’t go home again.”

In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.

Round #9: The Charlotte Observer

LeBron James proves you can go home again, and good for him

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LeBron James proves you can go home again, and good for him

Good for LeBron James. Good for Cleveland. Bad for Thomas Wolfe.

Wolfe, of course, was the famous Tar Heel writer who popularized the phrase: “You can’t go home again.”

Sunday, July 27, 2014
In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.
Round #8: Forbes
The Anti-Donald Sterling: Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Puts Foot In Mouth, Lands LeBron James, And Maybe An NBA Title
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Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers could offer James the one thing that no other team could: a chance at redemption. James thought he could prove Thomas Wolfe wrong, and come home again.

In the white shorts, You Can’t go Home Again, and in the green, Thomas Wolfe was Wrong.

Round #8: Forbes

The Anti-Donald Sterling: Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Puts Foot In Mouth, Lands LeBron James, And Maybe An NBA Title

Lebron 1 - TW 7

Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers could offer James the one thing that no other team could: a chance at redemption. James thought he could prove Thomas Wolfe wrong, and come home again.