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Cape Cod

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

What’s the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of Cape Cod? Maybe you dream of beaches, since the Cape has some 60 of...

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Whitney Houston

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Featured, Singer | 1 comment

I had to let some time pass after Whitney’s ignominious death, to be able to remember all the good things and not the sad end of her...

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Barnes & Noble

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Remember when Barnes & Noble was the enemy? It was considered the big box Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, crushing mom and pop bookstores in...

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Soul Train

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Featured, TV Show | 0 comments

The concept, of course, wasn’t original. American Bandstand set the standard, and Soul Train was one of many imitators. But it...

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Omaha Beach

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Featured, History | 1 comment

  We have a phrase that we throw away lightly: “Hell on earth.” We have to wait in an airplane on the tarmac for two...

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Here’s your bold vision. Here’s your thinking out of the box. The CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama said to himself,...

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Memorial Day

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Holiday | 1 comment

It probably comes as no surprise that this significant and meaningful holiday started in the South the year following the end of the Civil...

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Althea Gibson

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Featured, Sports | 1 comment

Some have called Althea Gibson “the female Jackie Robinson“, and that’s pretty close. While the international tennis...

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Amadeus

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Featured, Film | 2 comments

You wouldn’t think the rivalry between two 19th century composers would make a movie of interest to anyone, save some highbrow...

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Newport News Shipbuilding

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

I grew up in Newport News, and many of my friends’ parents worked at the Shipyard. After high school, many of those friends also had...

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