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Roamin’ Holiday: No Place Like Home

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America is a great place to live, there’s no arguing that. I just hope we’re able to realize we’re already great, and hold onto the things that make us so. We are, after all, the new Rome. In my work, I meet people that travel to different parts of the ...

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Releases: Merritt Gibson’s Eyes On Us

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copy by NRM Staff information courtesy Skye Media photo credits: Anna Haas, Red Hare Photography Look on social media, and you’ll think the millennial world swirls around marches on the Capitol and showdowns with the NRA.  But among those of us who spend time with most of the nation’s young ...

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An Apology to Megan

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My recent disagreements with my step-daughter over issues such as #MeToo have left a distance between us.  They have also opened a gulf between myself and the Democratic party.  I desperately want to fix my relationship with the former.  My relationship with the latter, however, isn’t really up to me. ...

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Daytrip: Point Pleasant, West Virginia

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Around 10:30 in the morning, Point Pleasant was still dormant when our group of four parked our car next to the post office. Few people walked the streets. Even fewer cars passed down the main strip. Some small businesses were closed permanently, others still waiting to open for the day. ...

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Johnnie Dead and the Dead Deads

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Friday Photo Blog–Sunday Edition by Tim McLaughlin Tim McLaughlin profiles The Dead Deads’ February stop in Indianapolis as part of their  recent nationwide tour. First off I’m going to come clean about this review being incredibly biased.  There, I said it. I first saw Tosha (aka Johnnie Dead) Jones when ...

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Soundbites: My Phone’s Loose Butt-hole

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Soundbites:  Observations about the world in roughly 300 words. It happens all the time.  My iPhone has a loose butt-hole.  The lightning pin, plug-in—hands down the worst innovation in the history of Apple Computer—never stays in the hole in the bottom of the phone.  When I hang my gadget from ...

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Winter House: Chapter 5

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Winter House Home Page Fiction by Christian Shuck Chapter Five April 8, 1910 The spring sunlight was warm in the April morning. The smell of blooming flora travelled on the evaporating dew. The air of the season to come was intoxicating. Remnants of tiny water droplets sparkled on the tall ...

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Vignettes: Chad Lehr

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Chad Lehr at Wasser Brewing Company Thursday–March 8 @ 8:00 In a time when “Americana” serves as a label identifying everything from a group of millennials reinventing classic rock to precision-picking honky-tonkers who play something more like country, sometimes a performer comes along who dovetails perfectly with the genre as ...

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Stop Parenting Everyone Else’s Entertainment

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Around Christmas of 1999, I was four years old and obsessed with Batman. I don’t remember ever living without loving superheroes. As far as I can tell there was no real defined reason, and no commercial on TV that piqued my interest. One day, I just woke up and wanted ...

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