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Celebrating Heroes

The distractions of current events keep us from celebrating true heroes. Over the past several days, the winners of the Nobel Prize have been named in fields of medicine, chemistry, physics, and peace. These individuals have dedicated their lives to the … Continue reading

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Gun Control: WHEN?

I’ve been fortunate to have worked in two professions: journalism and education. As a newspaper reporter in Danbury, CT, I covered local government: everything from elections to zoning meetings. I attended lengthy Board of Education meetings and would return to … Continue reading

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Unfriend Facebook?

In February I posted on Facebook that I was seriously considering pulling my pages. Disgusted with the reports of election hacking made more accessible via Facebook I felt enough was enough. Facebook friends encouraged me to stay. After all, it’s … Continue reading

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OUTAGE OUTRAGE

  Thundersnow?? Snow Bomb? We’ve had our share of winter extremes, the most recent, Winter Storm Quinn,  this past Wednesday, March 7. Just last Friday, March 2, we had an unnamed nor’easter. I was expecting friends for dinner and all … Continue reading

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CVS Goes Big: Receipts, Stores & Anti-Smoking

Often bigger isn’t necessarily better. Take CVS.  Even Jimmy Kimmel on his ABC late night show complained to President Barak Obama about the length of the drugstore’s receipts. In Katonah, New York, a bedroom suburb 45 miles north of New … Continue reading

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Hugs: No Longer Free

In the country where there’s a market for anything, hugs can now be bought. Not prostitution—that’s been around forever— but cuddles by a professional, at an hourly rate.  The NJ Star Ledger  wrote about how the industry has taken off in … Continue reading

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New Health Studies: Coffee & Nuts = Long Life

Recent health studies indicate that drinking coffee helps small blood vessels work better and eating more nuts ensures a longer life. The coffee one, conducted by a Japanese cardiologist, had non-coffee drinkers imbibe 5 ounces of  caffeinated coffee –  (a Starbucks … Continue reading

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