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Barn Advertising

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Americana, Featured | Comments Off on Barn Advertising

Before folks traveled almost exclusively on interstate highways, when two-lane roads often wound past farms and through small towns, barns...

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Album: Songs in the Key of Life

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

The word “genius” probably gets thrown around too often, just as “superstar” does. But Stevie Wonder is unarguably...

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King Kong

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on King Kong

Construction of the Empire State Building had only recently been completed when Hollywood realized how to romanticize it —...

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The Everglades

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Americana, Featured | Comments Off on The Everglades

Smack dab in Central Florida is the Kissimmee River, which most folks never see on their visits to Disney World. But this river is the...

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“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Featured, Holiday | Comments Off on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

He’s wanting her to stay, she can’t make up her mind. Such a simple idea, but brilliantly executed by the wonderful Frank...

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Jimmie Johnson

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Jimmie Johnson

If race car drivers were athletes, we’d have to discuss whether Jimmie Johnson is America’s greatest active athlete. Of course,...

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Food | Comments Off on Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Is there anything that doesn’t taste better with some cream cheese added? It’s a rhetorical question – of course there...

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Brian Wilson

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Brian Wilson

I’m fascinated by the role producers play in creating memorable records. Of course the songwriters lay the foundation with good...

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Americana | Comments Off on Target

Doesn’t it seem like you never heard of Target stores, and two days later they were everywhere? It’s as if someone in the...

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Featured, Food | Comments Off on Cheerios

General Mills really stumbled onto something in 1941 when they made some oat cereal shaped like little “O’s. But they...

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