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The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Just a ribbon of land off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks are a national treasure. Sometimes so narrow that you can throw a...

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

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Born in the U.S.A. (album)

Seven albums into his amazing career, Bruce Springsteen threw his devoted fans a curve. “What’s this?” they asked....

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Duck Dynasty

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on Duck Dynasty

Duck Dynasty is definitely an acquired taste. When friends first mentioned it, I thought, That sounds way too redneck for me. Which is also...

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U.S. Coast Guard

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Americana, Featured | Comments Off on U.S. Coast Guard

Let’s say you’re a nitwit, and you decide it’s a good idea to sail a tall ship replica of the H.M.S. Bounty into...

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Disco Music

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Disco Music

Oh, come on, loosen up. I know it’s been fashionable for the last 30 years to put disco down, and I was there with you for much of...

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The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Featured, The Arts | Comments Off on The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

“Philip Marlowe here. This book was my first appearance in print. Of course, I’d been solving crimes in L.A. for years when...

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Julia Roberts

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts has been at the top of the A-List in Hollywood ever since Pretty Woman, and not just because she has one of the best smiles...

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Back to the Future

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Back to the Future

Rev up your DeLorean time machine, take it up to exactly 88 miles per hour, kick in the 1.21 gigawatts of plutonium power, and let’s...

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Pacific Coast Highway

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on Pacific Coast Highway

You probably recognize this as “the road in a thousand new car commercials.” The Pacific Coast Highway features beautiful...

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Phil Mickelson

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Phil Mickelson

O Phil Mickelson, how many times have we watched as you lined up to attempt a ridiculous shot, going for the ten percent chance instead of...

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