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Kid Stuff: Popsicles

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Food, Kids Stuff | 1 comment

According to official Popsicle lore, these frozen treats came into being by...

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Singer: Reba McEntire

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in Singer, TV Show | 2 comments

I dare anyone to find anything bad to say about Reba. Now, you don’t have...

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Film: The Shawshank Redemption

Posted by on Jun 29, 2009 in Film | 3 comments

Uplifting. That’s a word you don’t usually associate with the...

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TV Show: Johnny Carson

Posted by on Jun 28, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

With this week’s passing of sidekick Ed McMahon, it’s only natural...

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The Arts: Mark Twain

Posted by on Jun 27, 2009 in The Arts, Writers | 0 comments

We all know the contributions Mark Twain made to American literature. Instead...

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Travel: Lancaster

Posted by on Jun 26, 2009 in Travel | 1 comment

Lancaster has become a sort of hybrid community – part cultural and...

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Actor: Steve Martin

Posted by on Jun 25, 2009 in Actor | 2 comments

Steve Martin has come a long way since his days entertaining crowds at Knotts...

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Food: Coca-Cola

Posted by on Jun 24, 2009 in Food | 2 comments

Yes, I realize that a significant percentage of you prefer Pepsi, which is...

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Travel: Blue Ridge Parkway

Posted by on Jun 23, 2009 in Americana, Travel | 2 comments

Now, this is what a stimulus project is supposed to be. Authorized by Congress...

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Music: Cole Porter

Posted by on Jun 22, 2009 in Music | 1 comment

They had to invent a term to accommodate Porter’s contributions to the...

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