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Carmel-by-the-Sea

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Featured, Travel | 1 comment

Lots of folks outside California know little about Carmel-by-the-Sea, and no wonder. It’s not a big place to start with, with less...

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Judy Garland

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Actor, Featured, Singer | 1 comment

Need an object lesson on what the tawdriness of Hollywood can do to a person? Read a biography of Judy Garland. Multiple affairs,...

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Velveeta

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Featured, Food | 1 comment

The Kraft folks call it “liquid gold.” And just before the Super Bowl, we were told by the Cheese Powers-That-Be that we could...

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Cormac McCarthy

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Featured, Writers | 1 comment

Most writers would love to have just one book recognized as being among the best novels of its time. Cormac McCarthy has four. Blood...

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George Lucas

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Director, Featured | 0 comments

Let’s be honest here. What George Lucas has done to his own Star Wars franchise almost disqualifies him from this list. And yet, the...

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Barn Advertising

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Before folks traveled almost exclusively on interstate highways, when two-lane roads often wound past farms and through small towns, barns...

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Album: Songs in the Key of Life

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

The word “genius” probably gets thrown around too often, just as “superstar” does. But Stevie Wonder is unarguably...

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King Kong

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

Construction of the Empire State Building had only recently been completed when Hollywood realized how to romanticize it —...

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The Everglades

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Smack dab in Central Florida is the Kissimmee River, which most folks never see on their visits to Disney World. But this river is the...

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“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

He’s wanting her to stay, she can’t make up her mind. Such a simple idea, but brilliantly executed by the wonderful Frank...

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