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Favorites of 2020 thru the midyear


TV Comedies Schitt’s Creek – adore this show! Sad to see it ending, but glad its going out on top. The Kominsky Method Superstore The Conners The Unicorn If you love Schitt’s Creek too, here’s a link for obtaining seasons … Continue reading

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Chris*craft flotilla


Just a few of the classic Chris*craft motorboats that were tooling around Lake Wawasee, Indiana on Sunday morning June 28, 2020. Each Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend anywhere between 14 and 30 of these lovely watercraft … Continue reading

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Roadside Americana: Atomic age stops, sights, and oddities


This blogpost is a little adventure through the sights and sounds of America’s roadside culture to depict how the Atomic Age has impacted it since 1945. A whole variety of businesses have adopted the term “atomic” or some variation thereof … Continue reading

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“Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers packs a powerful punch!


I became a big fan of Phoebe Bridgers when I first heard and then bought her joint album with Conor Oblerst under the band name of Better Oblivion Community Center in 2019. This led me to all kinds of fabulous … Continue reading

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Top ranked Atomic Age books and movies


While this list is not meant to be all-inclusive, it does list the top books and movies read or seen on the topic of the Atomic Age and/or nuclear war. They’re presented in the order of how I would personally … Continue reading

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Favorites of classic Film Noir


I don’t know about you, but I love Film Noir, particularly the classic period of this genre from roughly 1940 to 1960. Film Noir is defined as: “A style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Radioactive band names


Here’s a list of band names from across the globe that pertain to radioactive topics, in particular the atomic age and/or nuclear issues. Twelve (12) different nations are represented on this list and most of the artists are rock performers, … Continue reading

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Favorite shoreline & inland hikes of NW Lower Michigan


The list below includes those trails that are primarily geared towards hikers rather than cyclists. The only exception is the Boardman Lake Loop Trail. ¬†Shoreline hikes refer to those that are along Lake Michigan or Grand Traverse Bay. Meanwhile, inland … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Band names for those who wish to be immersed in music


Adventures in Stereo (Scotland) Audio Playground (Canada) Audioslave (USA) DEVO (USA) Joywave (USA) Nirvana (USA) Radiohead (England) Rush (Canada) Sonic Youth (USA) Soundgarden (USA) Stereophonics (England) Ultra Sonic (Scotland) SOURCES: personal knowledge en.wikipedia.org for bands from countries including England, USA, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Classic rock songs that make me cringe


While I love rock ‘n’ roll music, there are certain songs that bug the daylights out of me. For whatever reason, they just grate on my nerves. It could be the singer’s voice, the lyrics, the number of times it’s … Continue reading

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