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Couples Find Anatomical Gifts Pay Off for Both Spouses

October 22, 2014
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Couples Find Anatomical Gifts Pay Off for Both Spouses

EVANSVILLE, Ill.  Beth Dennis, a slim, 44 year-old mother of two, is dressed in surgical scrubs this morning, but she’s not a doctor or a nurse.  “Neil was there for me when I delivered the…

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Supreme Court Hears Right-to-Watch-World Series Case

October 21, 2014
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Supreme Court Hears Right-to-Watch-World Series Case

WASHINGTON.  The World Series begins tonight in Kansas City, but today lawyers stepped to the plate facing a different team of nine; the members of the U.S. Supreme Court, who heard arguments on a legal issue that tears…

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Spam in the Terror Closet

October 21, 2014
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Spam in the Terror Closet

Fall has come to New England and as I ventured into the storage closet yesterday to get out my boots–the ones I use to track wayward clients into the woods–a shiny metallic object caught my eye. I picked it…

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Monkeying Around With My Money

October 20, 2014
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Monkeying Around With My Money

Scientists are studying monkeys for clues on human financial behavior. The Boston Globe It was time, I figured, to bite the banana.  My brokerage statement from Simian Financial Advisors had been lying on my desk for…

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“Eat, Pray, Love” Author’s Cat to Pen Tell-All Book of Her Own

October 20, 2014
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“Eat, Pray, Love” Author’s Cat to Pen Tell-All Book of Her Own

NEW YORK.  The runaway success of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love” has, according to The New York Times Book Review, spawned a mini-industry of spin-off titles including the forthcoming “Eat, Pray, Whine” by her former…

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With Robert Frost, at Wal-Mart

October 19, 2014
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With Robert Frost, at Wal-Mart

Derry, New Hampshire town officials are considering zoning changes that would permit strip malls, fast-food outlets and big-box stores to be built a short distance from Robert Frost’s farm. The Boston Globe Frost It’s Sunday,…

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A Day in the Life of a Vatican Sales Rep

October 18, 2014
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A Day in the Life of a Vatican Sales Rep

For the first time in half a century, Vatican administrative staff will be required to clock in for work as part of a clampdown on slackers. Bloomberg News “Have you considered our get-out-of-Purgatory free extended…

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For the Mother-in-Law Who Has Everything: A Mini Black Hole

October 16, 2014
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For the Mother-in-Law Who Has Everything: A Mini Black Hole

As every good son-in-law knows, Mother-in-Law Day is rapidly approaching.  It’s the fourth Sunday of this month, October 26th. Mother-in-law (not shown actual size)   What-you haven’t started shopping yet?  The good presents may already…

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When Puppet Shows Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Puppet Shows

October 14, 2014
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When Puppet Shows Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Puppet Shows

Libertarian activists are protesting restrictive New Hampshire state laws by staging unlicensed puppet shows. The Boston Globe “Spot”   A cynic’s definition of a libertarian is a Republican who smokes pot, but that is a…

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The Taliban Painted My Living Room!

October 13, 2014
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The Taliban Painted My Living Room!

When I heard the news that the Pakistani army had captured Muslim Khan, a top commander of the Taliban, I was overcome by a simultaneous sense of shock and relief.  “That’s him,” I screamed at the…

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