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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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I have been watching and reading with fascination the great marketing and publicity
accorded the book and movie - Julie and Julia.

Julie Powell blogged about cooking all the recipes in Julia Child's cookbook. She
got a NY Times interview, a book and now a movie.
I read her book and looked at her blog. Mostly it's about how hard it was to cook
all those recipes that Julia Child said were so easy. It was an entertaining book
but I must admit I read it mostly to see what makes a blog attract so much attention.

I also have a blog, This Hiking Life that I know people read.
Julie got a lot of comments but I get very few on my website;
mostly people send me emails. I think that she started blogging
before there was so much security and it was quicker for readers to just write something
off the top of their heads.
And of course, she writes a lot about her moods and her cubicle job that people can relate to.
I don't think the book got people cooking. They just liked to read about it.

Then of course, with the movie, Julia Childs' obscure biography comes to light and so does her cookbooks.

Fascinating connections.
Danny
www.hikertohiker.com

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