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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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The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Featured, The Arts | 0 comments

“Philip Marlowe here. This book was my first appearance in print. Of course, I’d been solving crimes in L.A. for years when...

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Julia Roberts

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

Julia Roberts has been at the top of the A-List in Hollywood ever since Pretty Woman, and not just because she has one of the best smiles...

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Back to the Future

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

Rev up your DeLorean time machine, take it up to exactly 88 miles per hour, kick in the 1.21 gigawatts of plutonium power, and let’s...

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Pacific Coast Highway

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

You probably recognize this as “the road in a thousand new car commercials.” The Pacific Coast Highway features beautiful...

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Phil Mickelson

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

O Phil Mickelson, how many times have we watched as you lined up to attempt a ridiculous shot, going for the ten percent chance instead of...

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Amazon.com

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Okay, here’s a project: Try to think of something Amazon doesn’t sell. Oh, I can’t believe where your mind went. Of...

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“Joy of Cooking”

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

If ever a cookbook deserved to be a Great American Thing, this is the one. Sure, you could argue for Julia Child’s Mastering the Art...

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