RECIPE FOR A THANKFUL HOLIDAY

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“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable unto thee, our strength and our redeemer.” Now, don’t tune out—even non-believers’ holiday and other shared meals could be more nourishing if this pre-sermon prayer from former Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church pastor Dr. David Read is adapted for the “first course.” [&hellip
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ALL ABOUT COUPLES AND OFFSPRING

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Now hear this, all ye elected officials: the Constitution says your first duty is to protect public safety. So, Mr. Mayor, don’t cut the already-reduced crime and fire-fighting forces. Any loss of public safety and enforcement of laws that protect life, limb and property cost very big bucks—in health care alone, not to mention affordable [&hellip
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START A TREND OF THE MOST NEEDED KIND

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“Dewing Things Better” is the name of this column, in case you don’t remember or notice (the font is pretty small, dear editor). Anyway, we all need reminding, “even more than being informed,” advised wise man Dr. Samuel Johnson. Both are essential, “but to be more informed, read more than one newspaper,” I was told [&hellip
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THE GOVERNMENT DUTY TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY

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While human-made, unnatural disasters are worse than the nature-caused kind blasting the Gulf Coast, both bring people together in a social climate when post-Boomer-agers, especially, are “normally” only involved in their own little spheres. Thanks to Judith Cutler, around 50 neighborhood people gathered quietly around the 9/11 memorial tree outside 530 E. 84th St. for [&hellip
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