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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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Goodfellas

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Goodfellas

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 | Comments Off on Robert Downey, Jr.

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 | Comments Off on Guys and Dolls

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 | Comments Off on Hanauma Beach, Hawaii

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 | Comments Off on Dr. Beach

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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Billy Crystal

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Actor, Featured | 1 comment

It was the Bible, not Reader’s Digest, that first told us that laughter...

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Bobby Flay

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Bobby Flay

It’s not true that Bobby Flay invented the Food Network. It just seems...

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Popular Mechanics

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Since its founding, Popular Mechanics has been the ultimate men’s...

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