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Hanauma Beach, Hawaii

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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“Friends in Low Places”

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

A critic once said that “Friends in Low Places” is a depressing...

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Food Trucks

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

It may seem like food trucks are a recent phenomenon, but they’re not....

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Sunset Boulevard

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

The great actors always make it look so effortless. Maybe that’s why...

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“Green Eggs and Ham”

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

Is Green Eggs and Ham the most popular Dr. Seuss book of all? A couple of lists...

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