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Jane Austen and Charles Dickens Theme Party

I always look for interesting ideas about food and parties. The early 19th Century British era has always captivated me and I researched the...

American Cuisine: Appalachian Foods

I grew up proud of my American family with Northern England and Scotland roots. The Woods migrated from England in the 1600s and settled...

Best Underrated Ski Resorts In The U.S.

There are very few things as wonderful as downhill skiing. I have skied often and it is one of my life’s passions. My favorite...

My ‘Interview’ With Elmore Leonard

I was a bit anxious, sitting at the bar in Forte a very nice restaurant in Birmingham, Michigan. Elmore ‘Dutch’ Leonard had asked me...

Backpacking Food & Cooking

I grew up camping with my family and would go on camping canoe trips with the Scouts and friends. As an adult, I have continued...

Under the Influence of Kerouac: On the Road Retrospective

On the Road by Jack Kerouac was one of the breakout novels of its time. The book still sees robust annual sales of 120,000...

Very Ralph Lauren

For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren has cultivated the iconographic of America into a global lifestyle brand. He is recognized as one of...

Robert Lee Balderrama: “No Question, This Veteran Mysterian Hits the Jazz, Mark!”

What is “smooth jazz?” Many may have their own interpretations, but suffice to say it is a musical genre that has been recognized as...

Poets On Poetry

  "Poetry is coffee for the soul."  - Bruce J. Wood Poetry is not just rhyming words set in mathematical formulas. Most people have been taught this...

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