ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 5…

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The holidays are upon us and that means we’re all prepped to spend some quality time with the family. As with all things holiday-ish, it can be a little complicated: who has to sleep on the couch in the family room (me); who gets to wrap all the last-minute presents (me); and who gets to [&hellip
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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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A MANHATTANITE GROWS IN BROOKLYN

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I recently ventured to a foreign land where many Manhattanites dare not go: Brooklyn. There can be something daunting about going to another borough. I’m OK with The Bronx since that’s where I’m from and comfortable with Queens because we have family there. My brother-in-law is married to a Staten Island girl, so for her [&hellip
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SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY

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For the first time since the creation of the world, the sun rose on the United States of America at night. That was the triumphant night of Nov. 4, when despite the desperate prayers of flocks of evangelical Christians, God made Barack Hussein Obama, a black man, the 44th president of this benighted country. Eight [&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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THE PRINCE OF 47TH STREET

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His eyes go cold. “You’re a junkie,” mutters Stephen Herdemian. I jerk my elbows off his glass counter filled with objects of my desire. My idea of a great vacation would be to try on Steve’s thousands and thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces of antique jewelry. And ask him all about provenance and price. Steve (whom [&hellip
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