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National Gallery of Art

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in The Arts | 0 comments

It’s impressive what one man with a vision – and lots and lots of money – can accomplish. Andrew W. Mellon loved art,...

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Lou Gehrig

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

With the game of baseball embroiled in one of the biggest scandals in its history, it’s refreshing to reflect on a man who...

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Finding Nemo

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Film | 0 comments

Pixar has never made a bad movie. (Brave and Ratatouille are forgettable, but not bad.) And when the studio is on top of its game, no...

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The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Just a ribbon of land off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks are a national treasure. Sometimes so narrow that you can throw a...

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“America the Beautiful”

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Holiday | 0 comments

“America the Beautiful” is in our pantheon of greatest patriotic songs, right there with “God Bless America,”...

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Born in the U.S.A. (album)

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

Seven albums into his amazing career, Bruce Springsteen threw his devoted fans a curve. “What’s this?” they asked....

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in History | 0 comments

  The size and scope of the D-Day operation grows more amazing as time goes on, and as the nature of warfare changes. In this age of...

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Duck Dynasty

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Featured, TV Show | 0 comments

Duck Dynasty is definitely an acquired taste. When friends first mentioned it, I thought, That sounds way too redneck for me. Which is also...

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U.S. Coast Guard

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Let’s say you’re a nitwit, and you decide it’s a good idea to sail a tall ship replica of the H.M.S. Bounty into...

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Disco Music

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

Oh, come on, loosen up. I know it’s been fashionable for the last 30 years to put disco down, and I was there with you for much of...

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