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Broke beats in debt

I am not an AARP fan, as they are more liberal than they are “retired.” But as the saying goes sometimes even a blind squirrel finds a nut, and in their October Bulletin, editor Jim Toedtman does just that. Chronicling ...

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Okay, Fidel, you won

I’m ready to hear it. Denying a business relationship with Cuba today is as absurd as not selling a computer to a kid in baggy pants, just because you don’t like their pants. There was a reason in the 1960’s, ...

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Just another chain

I was online actually reading about Arizona and its immigration laws when Five Guys Burgers and Fries took a hit. Reading blog posts is a lot like fishing in the ocean. You never know what you might catch. The look ...

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The difficult business of marriage

The problem with gay marriage is not the gayness, but rather marriage itself. It is an inconvenient tradition that predates laws and totally muddles our church and state separations. It also has cost implications in the world of business. Intellectually ...

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Growing our own

“The way we grow and eat food tells us everything about who we are.” — Mary Rohlfing, Morning Owl Farm As a topic of conversation, food has generally occupied the categories of entertainment and do-it-yourself. But in case you haven’t ...

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The (say what you) Mean Season

I am not the first to note or believe that mean people …, well, create vacuums. I am a social scientist by training and work, and have long-proclaimed how much I “love people.” I am loving you far less each ...

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July 4th is past, now what?

This past weekend we celebrated the 4th, Independence Day. Parades and hot dogs, beer, fireworks, flags everywhere. I love it every year. Last night, Toby Keith sang “American Soldier” with the Boston Pops. That was special to this veteran. But ...

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