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Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Asheville is a little out there, sure. It surfs the waves of a rapidly changing culture, and marches to a different drummer, mixaphorically speaking. But that’s part of its charm. Another, more obvious part...

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8 Best Song Intros Ever

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 in Featured, Songs | 0 comments

These are the songs you wanted the disk jockey to shut up so you could hear from the start: 8. “Come Together”, The Beatles You knew from the first notes that this wasn’t going to be a syrupy...

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Triple Crown

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

The Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing consists of winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. As I write this, American Pharoah is the latest in a long line of horses that have...

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John Grisham

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Featured, Writers | 1 comment

John Grisham suffers the fate of many popular artists – the...

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

Why, you might ask, has it taken me so long to include this obviously...

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Robert Downey, Jr.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

There are some actors who never seem to give a bad performance. Robert Duvall,...

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Guys and Dolls

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Featured, Theater | 0 comments

First of all, it has some of the best names in the history of American musical...

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Hanauma Beach, Hawaii

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Snorkeling. They come for the snorkeling. One look at the pictures on this page...

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Dr. Beach

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Featured, People | 0 comments

I don’t know how Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach, determines his...

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Blake Shelton

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Featured, Singer | 1 comment

It took The Voice to bring Blake Shelton to the top of the entertainment...

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