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Remembering Ava Gardner

Drive down I-95 through North Carolina and you can’t miss the signs.

No, I don’t mean the South of the Border billboards.

The signs that beckoned to me were the… 395 more words


10 sites commemorating the Great Fire of London – 2. The Golden Boy of Pye Corner...

We’ve mentioned this memorial before but it’s worth a revisit. While last week’s entry looked at a plaque marking the site of the start of the Great Fire of London in September, 1666, this week we’re taking a (second) look at one of the sites where it was stopped. 269 more words


Bullet ricochet sparks brush fire in Dry Canyon near Smithfield

SMITHFIELD, Utah — A 10-person crew responded to a brush fire in Dry Canyon near Smithfield Friday, and the fire was contained after an estimated 10-15 acres burned. 72 more words


At least 30 mailboxes destroyed, damaged in Isle of Wight County

ISLE OF WIGHT Co., VA. – The Sheriff’s Office says at least 30 mailboxes were destroyed in the area of Bowling Green Road and Longview Drive this week. 175 more words


The good, the bad, the ugly

Simon Jenkins writes of plans for two new arts venues in London, one good, one bad. The bad, alas, builds on a former Olympics site, in the Stratford district, “ploddingly” rebranded as Olympicopolis, and exhibiting failure in its attempt at post-games life. 439 more words


Smithfield, Virginia - Quaint & Cute

A couple of weeks ago I was able to travel to Smithfield, Virginia to run a trail race with my bestest friend in the world, Derek. 807 more words


Ava Gardner Museum

Dear readers,

If reincarnation is real, I think I was a 1940s starlet and somehow died before really getting my start. For much of my life, I have been fascinated with the idea of being in the film industry in its golden age (not this age, this age is simply not classy. 502 more words

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