Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Candy Bars

There is nothing quite like a good candy bar, is there?I remember when they cost a dime. I'd ride my bike up to the neighborhood Seven-Eleven Store, put a dime on the counter, and ask for a Baby Ruth. Those really were the days.It's no exaggeration to say that candy...

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Reflections On 100

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of my father's birth.Although he died in 2006 and so "only" lived to be 95, there is something about the 100th anniversary of anything that is worth noting.So it is with my dad, Harvey Davis. Here are some things I've been thinking...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Guitar Solos

A couple of months ago, I posted about my Top Five Rock Guitar Riffs.Today, it's my top five solos.And what's the difference between a riff and a solo? A riff is a recurring sequence of notes that forms the song's signature, while a solo is longer and more...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Tom Petty Songs

I admit that early on Tom Petty took some getting used to. First, there's the voice. Unique. Sometimes he makes Bob Dylan sound downright melodic. Then, the hair. How's it still there? And finally, the genre. Is he new wave? Pseudo punk? Classic rock? Alternative? All...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Magazines

In this age of websites and ezines, I'm going to give a shout out to the old fashioned magazine. I've grown up on them. I still love reading them. There's something intoxicating about holding a glossy in my hands and reading up on the latest cultural trends, political...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Bruce Springsteen Songs

How does someone raised in Texas who spends most of their adult life in North Carolina end up a Bruce Springsteen fan?Well, those seven years living in New Jersey didn't hurt. After all, many people in that place still want "Born To Run" to be the official state song....

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Food Rules

I admit it: I've got some weird idiosyncracies when it comes to food.Some of these have been in place a long time, while others I've had to adopt in recent years as my allergies to gluten & wheat products have emerged.In any event, here goes: my Top Five Food Rules.1....

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five College Campus Buzzwords

Having spent the better part of the last two days in Chapel Hill for Riley's pre-enrollment orientation, I have now been officially exposed to all the latest jargon from the world of academia.Riley has received orientation in how to be a college student while I have...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Guitar Riffs

My son has helped me understand the difference between a guitar riff and a guitar solo. A riff is a recurring sequence of notes that forms the song's signature.A solo is longer and more improvisational. It occurs only once in a song.I think I like riffs better.So here...

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