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Frustrated Nobel Contender Tries the Dylan Approach

November 30, 2018
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SEEKONK, Mass.  Norbert Holstead, a professor of Physics at UMass-Seekonk, has come agonizingly close to winning the Nobel Prize three times, a fact that has demonstrated to him the validity of his theory of the role…

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Two Scalded in Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread Latte Clash

November 29, 2018
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BOSTON.  It started innocently enough; retail clothes buyer Evan Winslow turned around after grabbing a wooden stir stick to scrape the foam off his latte at Beantown Coffee and bumped into Mary Rashell, who was standing…

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Forced to Shop: One POWs Tragic Story

November 28, 2018
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Tourists were reportedly forced to shop in Hong Kong.  Yahoo! News It had been six months since my buddy Spike and I were captured and imprisoned in Harbour City, a massive maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp on Canton Road, Tsim Sha…

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Baptizing My Cats

November 27, 2018
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Another weekend with the in-laws ends on a sour note as the question is again raised, once the Agnostic-Rastafarian in the family (that’s me) steps outside to load the car, why our children aren’t baptized.…

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Don’t Throw Out Those Thanksgiving Leftovers!

November 26, 2018
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Tired of staring at lumps of starch in your refrigerator left over from Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t throw them away! Here are six great recipes that will turn Turkey Day rejects into December treats! Stuffing Puppies:…

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Ask Mr. Postal Service Person

November 24, 2018
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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 a…

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Zen Monks Offer Help to Out-of-Control Shoppers

November 23, 2018
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NATICK, Mass.  This suburb of Boston is the shopping capital of the “Metrowest” area, with numerous upscale malls.  “We have the Shoppes at Natick Crossing, the Towne Centre Mall, and the newest, Plaza Weste,” says…

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The Old Curmudgeon Has a Lesbian Thanksgiving

November 22, 2018
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The Old Curmudgeon Has a Lesbian Thanksgiving

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 stand to…

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Parents Laud Full-Immersion New Yorker Cartoon Training

November 21, 2018
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ALBANY, New York.  Amanda Baines has two children separated by a decade in age due to the tragic death of her first husband Peter in a dental-flossing accident shortly after their son Michael was born…

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My Brain is a Prehistoric Babe Magnet

November 20, 2018
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Evolutionary psychologists argue that the human brain evolved as an entertainment device for male hominids competing to impress females.            Charlotte Allen, The New Dating Game, The Weekly Standard   Me and my buddies Ug…

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