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A Happy Rhythm ‘n Blues Halloween to You

October 31, 2014
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A Happy Rhythm ‘n Blues Halloween to You

As I walk down the streets of my neighborhood and look at the Halloween displays that decorate the lawns and porches, I’m struck by how trite and predictable everything appears.  Tombstones angled crookedly out of…

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Against Odds, Kids Resist Healthy Treats on Halloween

October 30, 2014
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Against Odds, Kids Resist Healthy Treats on Halloween

WELLESLEY FALLS, Massachusetts. Janet Disalvo is, by her own admission, an unreformed hippie. The mother of three lets the grass in her front yard grow wild, creating a sharp contrast with the well-manicured lawns of…

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New Program Teams Bluetooth Yakkers With the Demented

October 30, 2014
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New Program Teams Bluetooth Yakkers With the Demented

BOSTON.  Ted Wyzinski is a familiar sight to those who work in the South Station area here, his grizzled visage a reminder that in the race of life there are both winners and losers.  “I…

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Fred Nietzsche, C.P.A.

October 29, 2014
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Fred Nietzsche, C.P.A.

That which does not kill me, makes me stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1888   That which does not kill you only makes you stronger, PricewaterhouseCoopers ad   You think it’s easy being an…

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Your Work-Life Advisor

October 28, 2014
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Your Work-Life Advisor

Balancing your life and your work can be difficult.  If you don’t work, you won’t eat, in which case you will die and won’t have any life!  On the other hand, you can work so much you…

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The Rhino’s Got to Go

October 27, 2014
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The Rhino’s Got to Go

Director John Huston’s third wife gave him an ultimatum after his pet chimpanzee smashed her perfume bottles and defecated in her dresser drawers; he had to choose between her and the chimp. Huston chose the…

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Jimi Hendrix at the Supreme Court

October 27, 2014
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What about Jimi Hendrix?     Question by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during oral argument in a copyright case.  COURT CRIER:  Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the…

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Life in the Vanilla Almond Clusters Cult

October 26, 2014
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Life in the Vanilla Almond Clusters Cult

Do you wake up early just because you miss your favorite Peace Cereal product? Do you ever wish lunch or dinner was really a big bowl of Peace Cereal? Do you have a pet named…

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Day in Sun Shadows His Twilight Years

October 25, 2014
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Day in Sun Shadows His Twilight Years

NEW YORK. Mel Sewanicki, Columbia class of ’47, still can’t buy a drink in this town even though it’s been sixty-seven years since he made “The Catch,” a diving grab of a fourth-quarter pass that…

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Barbie Hits the Double-Nickel

October 24, 2014
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Barbie Hits the Double-Nickel

2014 is Barbie’s 55th anniversary.   I looked out the window of my Dream House and allowed myself a teensy-tiny moment of reflection.  How far I’d come in fifty-five years!  It seemed like only yesterday…

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