Cappuccino Soul

Cappuccino Soul

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Do Your Work

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You have to find a way to do your work, because if you don't do your work, you really ARE useless.
                                                                    - James Baldwin

Friday, August 23, 2013

What Doesn't Hurt You

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"Love doesn't hurt, the misuse of love does."  

                                                     -- Camille Hines

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Name in the Sand

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At Carolina Beach

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ahhhh! Carolina Beach 2

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Ahhhhh! Carolina Beach

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We tried to experience Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, N.C., but it was way too crowded, so we moseyed on down to Carolina Beach a little farther south, along the oceanfront, and I'm glad we did. What a relaxing and serene experience.

Friday, August 09, 2013

George Duke: Just for You

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George Duke was a masterful musician and I'm going to miss him about as much as any of his fans out there. I love the more popular songs, but for me, it was his slow, sensuous songs with the odd harmonies that I loved the most. Three songs come to mind when I talk about this: "Just for You," "The Way I Feel" and "No Rhyme or Reason." There is also one of the upbeat songs that I love to dance to that's also a masterpiece, especially during the instrumental sections -- "I Want You for Myself." Here's "Just for You" and "The Way I Feel," since listeners are less likely to have heard these. R.I.P. George Duke and thank you for enriching our lives with your songs, and I appreciate the world influences you infused in much of your work.

 I just realized that the first words that this woman is singing are: "Strong, and wise, and free" Here are the links to "No Rhyme or Reason" and "I Want You For Myself"

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Cheerwine, anyone?

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This is the first taste of Cheerwine I've had since I moved to North Carolina in 2007. Bottoms up!

Created in 1917 in Salisbury, North Carolina by a general store owner named L.D. Peeler, this singular soft drink with a hint of wild cherry and a bubbly effervescence became an immediate hit. Folks from all around the county came to LD's store to give it a try.

Soon cold cases all over North Carolina were filled with the "Nectar of North Carolina." It was known to put a smile on everyone's lips who gave it a try, and the Legend was born. (from