Monthly Archives: November 2011

Time for a Black-out

When I stopped by the garage the other day, I happened to see a DeLorean with the following article in the front seat: Nov. 30, 2019 BURNT FRIDAY (AP) – Rioters burned a dozen Walmart stores to the ground nationwide … Continue reading

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Mighty Blessings, Nearly Missed

Eleven months ago, my nephew Gil was witnessing his first Christmas dinner. My niece, Ivy, had given her first babbling holiday hello via Skype. And Heather and I? We were about to announce our own addition to the family. “We’re … Continue reading

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Bowled Over

With the concentration of a swimmer on the high dive, Missy studies the pins on the far end of the alley. Sets down her ball. Pushes. Slowly, slowly, the brilliant pink bowling ball wanders down the lane, angling off one … Continue reading

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Claus Célèbre

Santa Claus is coming to Suffolk County. But not easily. Like most places in the country, New York’s Suffolk County has had a tough budget-balancing act this year. Specifically, it had a $135 million budget gap and some ugly choices … Continue reading

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Getting Some Ink

Whenever you need some good old-fashioned overreaction, it’s hard to beat Barbie. There was the infamous “math is hard” Barbie, which set off a debate about the things we teach our girls to strive for. There’s the perennial body image … Continue reading

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Taking a Knee

OK, so Tim Tebow got thrown to the Lions. But they didn’t have to pray over their meal. Understand, I’m not bitter – much – about the Broncos’ recent 45-10 loss to the Lions. Detroit’s on fire and we’re … … Continue reading

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