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Finding Nemo

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Film | 0 comments

Pixar has never made a bad movie. (Brave and Ratatouille are forgettable, but...

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The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Just a ribbon of land off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks are a...

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“America the Beautiful”

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Holiday | 0 comments

“America the Beautiful” is in our pantheon of greatest patriotic...

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Born in the U.S.A. (album)

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

Seven albums into his amazing career, Bruce Springsteen threw his devoted fans...

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in History | 0 comments

  The size and scope of the D-Day operation grows more amazing as time...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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