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Film: Field of Dreams

Posted by on Jun 13, 2009 in Film | 0 comments

“If you build it, he will come.” One of the most memorable lines in...

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The Arts: Norman Rockwell

Posted by on Jun 12, 2009 in Artists, The Arts | 1 comment

Let’s get this over with first: Norman Rockwell is a serious artist....

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TV Show: Twin Peaks

Posted by on Jun 11, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

David Lynch is a frightening, obsessed, brilliant, self-indulgent, visionary...

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Travel: Alaska's Inside Passage

Posted by on Jun 10, 2009 in Travel | 0 comments

Everyone has a personal list of “1000 places to see before you...

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Food: Starbucks Frappuccino

Posted by on Jun 9, 2009 in Food | 1 comment

It’s now summer. The temperature flirts with 90 most days. And just when...

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Actor: Tom Hanks

Posted by on Jun 8, 2009 in Actor | 4 comments

What can’t Tom Hanks do? He’s acted in some of the most highly...

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Travel: Charleston

Posted by on Jun 7, 2009 in Travel | 2 comments

Charleston may be the most historically rich city in the South. It began its...

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Singer: Johnny Cash

Posted by on Jun 6, 2009 in Singer | 1 comment

In its infancy, rock and roll quickly crowned its king. At the same time,...

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Film: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Film | 1 comment

It’s perhaps the most quotable movie of all time. Fabulous writing,...

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Food: Heinz Ketchup

Posted by on Jun 4, 2009 in Food | 0 comments

Actually, I had something different planned for today’s post. Then I...

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