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Fake Your Way With Movie Cliches

December 1, 2014
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Fake Your Way With Movie Cliches

Last night, I got a call that might puzzle many a parent of a male college student.  “Dad,” my younger son said with the sound of distress in his voice.  “I’ve got a clingy-girl problem.”…

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Dance of the Banana Republic Dictators

November 30, 2014
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Dance of the Banana Republic Dictators

Venezuela has sponsored a ballet about Hugo Chavez, depicting the late dictator as a boy selling sweets known as “spiders” on the streets, giving up his dream of becoming a professional baseball player, and dancing…

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Greeting Cards From the World’s Grumpiest Poet

November 30, 2014
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Greeting Cards From the World’s Grumpiest Poet

Around Thanksgiving my thoughts turn towards those less fortunate than myself. This year, I’ve decided to extend a hand to Giacomo Leopardi, known to his few friends as “Jock.” Giacomo Leopardi For centuries, Leopardi has…

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Great Places to Meet That Special Someone!

November 29, 2014
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Great Places to Meet That Special Someone!

Finding your soulmate is part luck and part hard work. Your perfect match will end up getting married to someone else unless you take steps to be in the right place at the right time.…

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Call the Cultbusters!

November 28, 2014
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Call the Cultbusters!

Did your daughter just shave her head?  Has the little woman started getting mail from The Rosicrucians?  Call the Cultbusters now, before it’s too late! Dear Cultbusters: Our daughter Francine had a wonderful job as…

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Ask Mr. Postal Service Person

November 27, 2014
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Ask Mr. Postal Service Person

Everybody loves the daily walk down to the mailbox this time of the year, when it’s chock full of greeting cards and catalogs that cause Mr. Postal Service severe back pain and make him just…

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The Old Curmudgeon Gets the Lesbian Blues

November 25, 2014
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The Old Curmudgeon Gets the Lesbian Blues

It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the only people you see coming into work in Boston are those who either have to be here–like me–or guys like my partner the Old Curmudgeon, whose wife can’t…

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“Shopping-Driven Life” Changing Lives, One Credit Card at a Time

November 25, 2014
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“Shopping-Driven Life” Changing Lives, One Credit Card at a Time

BEVERLY HILLS, California.  Along Rodeo Drive, the Mecca of luxury shopping west of the Mississippi, a transformation of sorts is taking place.  “We see people turning to materialism in a time of spiritual turmoil,” says…

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Rocky, St. Thomas and Me

November 24, 2014
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Rocky, St. Thomas and Me

Impressed by a quote he came across in a newspaper editorial, Nelson Rockefeller asked a staff aid to arrange a meeting with St. Thomas Aquinas, who died in 1274. Review of “On His Own Terms:…

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Luring the Recluse

November 22, 2014
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Luring the Recluse

A 17-year-old Hungarian girl lured chess champ Bobby Fischer out of seclusion with a letter that began “I would like to sell you the world’s best vacuum cleaner! Now that I have your interest, turn…

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