Author: Jennifer Chasse

See The World’s Fastest Wooden Coaster in 360 Degrees

Would you like to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Smoky Mountains and the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster? I had the opportunity to meet amusement park historian and coaster expert George Taylor.    With over 100 coasters and a website (imaginerding.com) devoted to amusement park fun George knows coasters and describes what makes this one so special from the deck of one of Dollywood’s cabins. Note: This is filmed in 360 degrees, so depending on what type of device you are on, you can swipe with your finger, toggle, or move your device to enjoy the...

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The Problem with Boston Is There’s Too Much To Do

I love Boston, Massachusetts. I lived most of my life within an hour of it and even though I now live in the south, at least a few times a year I’ll wake up thinking “today is definitely a Boston day”.  It’s near impossible to visit this city and not enjoy have fun.  As a child I’d enjoy field trips to the museums and the New England Aquarium. Year after year our school buses, along with commuters would sit in traffic caused by the Big Dig- – the most expensive highway project in US history that scanned over 20 years....

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Listening: the Golf of Communication Skills

Listening is a skill that you could practice your entire life and still need improvement, just like the game of golf. Often we hear what people are saying, but do not listen actively enough to be able to hear the intended message, or recall what was said. One reason most of us have poor listening skills is that we think faster than people speak, allowing our minds to wander. Although we have the capacity to understand someone speaking about 500 words per minute, most people speak between 125 to 150 words per minute. As a New Englander living in...

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Pablo Huffaker & Monster Trucks: The Marketing Promotion That Fueled An Industry

30 years ago when Pablo Huffaker helped create one of the first monster trucks out of his 4 wheel drive shop, he could never have predicted he would be instrumental in developing an industry. The “monster truck” began as a marketing tool to help promote his shop, but went on to entertain millions of fans in a new sport he helped shape. You probably know Pablo as Grave Digger® of Monster Jam, I had the opportunity to speak to him about his fascinating career. Engineering skill mixed with ingenuity and a passion for entertainment are the makings of a winning driver,...

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