Recent Posts by Rachel Smith

The Music Lives On!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Notoriety is often a sought-after trait.  People want to be known for something.  Anything.  But what if you’re known for the biggest, most tragic loss in the history of Rock and Roll? What if your legacy is littered with sadness, grief and despair? While the Surf Ballroom & Museum honors the three shining stars...
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We Go Together

photocredit: foodnetwork.com BY: RACHEL WUMKES There is an endless list in my mind of things that go together.  When you think of one, your brain automatically clicks to the other.

Salt & Pepper

Oil & Vinegar

Mac & Cheese

Peanut Butter & Jelly

See?  Your brain is probably on rapid-fire right now listing all...
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Where Are You From?

photocredit: tripoto.com BY: RACHEL WUMKES It's a complex question, often answered simply: with the name of the town in which you live.  But have you actually pondered the depth of its meaning?  Thought about your family tree and how the branches have grown? Twisting through the sands of time, etching the story of your lineage. Tracing the branches...
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Our Focus for 2020

photocredit: ippf.org BY: RACHEL WUMKES I’ve already seen hundreds of sayings regarding the year 2020.  The common theme being a play on words (obviously) associated with perfect eyesight. *Our focus is 2020. *Seeing clearly in 2020. *Our clear vision for 2020. *2020 Optics for a Great Year! Those are just the first few that came up in my quick Google search. But, is...
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