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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 | Comments Off on Food: Heinz Ketchup

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

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Americana: iPod

Posted by on Jun 3, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: iPod

Ride shotgun with me as we go into the Wayback Machine. Let’s travel deep...

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The Arts: Roy Lichtenstein

Posted by on Jun 2, 2009 in Artists, The Arts | Comments Off on The Arts: Roy Lichtenstein

Artists see things differently than you and I. It may seem that capturing a...

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Sports: Fenway Park

Posted by on Jun 1, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Fenway Park

Honestly, baseball “purists” often make too much of the classic...

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Kid Stuff: Monopoly

Posted by on May 31, 2009 in Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Monopoly

I love Monopoly. I don’t always have the patience to play a game that can...

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Food: Patsy's Pizza

Posted by on May 30, 2009 in Food, Travel | 1 comment

The American pizza community is basically divided into three camps. First,...

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Actor: Carol Burnett

Posted by on May 29, 2009 in TV Show | Comments Off on Actor: Carol Burnett

How’s this for a Saturday night TV lineup? On CBS in 1973 you’d...

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