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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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Cape Cod

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

What’s the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of Cape Cod?...

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Whitney Houston

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Featured, Singer | 1 comment

I had to let some time pass after Whitney’s ignominious death, to be able...

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Barnes & Noble

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Remember when Barnes & Noble was the enemy? It was considered the big box...

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Soul Train

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Featured, TV Show | 0 comments

The concept, of course, wasn’t original. American Bandstand set the...

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Omaha Beach

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Featured, History | 1 comment

  We have a phrase that we throw away lightly: “Hell on...

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Here’s your bold vision. Here’s your thinking out of the box. The...

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Memorial Day

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Holiday | 1 comment

It probably comes as no surprise that this significant and meaningful holiday...

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Althea Gibson

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Featured, Sports | 1 comment

Some have called Althea Gibson “the female Jackie Robinson“, and...

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Amadeus

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Featured, Film | 2 comments

You wouldn’t think the rivalry between two 19th century composers would...

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