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Americana: Harley-Davidson

Posted by on Apr 29, 2009 in Americana | 2 comments

Occasionally, these posts are hard for me to write. Like this one. Because not...

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Film: Gone with the Wind

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Film | 3 comments

Did you know that Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler? Oh, yeah....

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The Arts: Robert Frost

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in The Arts, Writers | 1 comment

Who’s the greatest American poet? Experts might nominate Longfellow...

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Americana: High School Reunions

Posted by on Apr 26, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: High School Reunions

They’re loved. And they’re hated. But the temptation to go back and...

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Actor: Bill Murray

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

Have I ever told you about the time Bill Murray sang “Happy...

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Americana: Fender Guitars

Posted by on Apr 24, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Fender Guitars

Picture Leo Fender in his California electronics workshop in the late 1930s....

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Food: Mrs. Rowe's Pies

Posted by on Apr 23, 2009 in Americana, Food | 5 comments

Okay, I realize this is way off the radar for most of you. It could go under...

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Singer: Bruce Springsteen

Posted by on Apr 22, 2009 in Music, Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Bruce Springsteen

  A first for me: a guest blogger. Reader JMQ from New Jersey (surprise!)...

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Kid Stuff: Dr. Seuss

Posted by on Apr 21, 2009 in Kids Stuff, The Arts | 1 comment

Interesting fact 1: The father and grandfather of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)...

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TV Show: The Andy Griffith Show

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

Start with Barney Fife, only the best sitcom character ever. Add the sweetness...

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