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TV Show: Saturday Night Live

Posted by on Apr 9, 2009 in TV Show | 2 comments

The casts members come and go. “No one can do Weekend Update like Dennis...

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Actor: Jimmy Stewart

Posted by on Apr 8, 2009 in Actor | 2 comments

I almost met Jimmy Stewart, once. Okay, I had absolutely no chance of actually...

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The Arts: Fallingwater

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Architecture, The Arts | Comments Off on The Arts: Fallingwater

It was the perfect marriage of client and architect. The Kaufmann family of...

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Sports: March Madness

Posted by on Apr 6, 2009 in Sports | 1 comment

The championship game, feh. Fans of the two schools involved care immensely,...

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The Arts: Elmore Leonard

Posted by on Apr 5, 2009 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on The Arts: Elmore Leonard

Some of you just said, “Whomore What?” Well, if you don’t...

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Americana: Jeep

Posted by on Apr 4, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Jeep

It’s an ugly thing. Even now, with all the innovations brought to the...

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Kid Stuff: Baseball Cards

Posted by on Apr 3, 2009 in Americana, Kids Stuff | 2 comments

Don’t pay any attention to all those bandwagon jumpers who decided in the...

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Singer: Marvin Gaye

Posted by on Apr 2, 2009 in Singer | 4 comments

He would have turned 70 today. Hard to comprehend. But he never made it, and we...

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Americana: Jeans

Posted by on Apr 1, 2009 in Americana | 1 comment

They’ve come a long way from being “dungarees.” Years ago...

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Food: McDonald's French Fries

Posted by on Mar 31, 2009 in Food | 3 comments

So I decided to start a new blog devoted to chronicling the little things that...

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