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Deleted Scenes: House-Hunting

We were in the car last week when my poor, long-suffering wife asked me, “So, are you excited to go house-hunting this weekend?” It is a personality deficiency on my part that I cannot be dishonest in these ...
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Deleted Scenes: Bridgegate

Near as I can tell, there are three takeaways from the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal currently besetting NJ Governor and Future Republican Primary Loser (you heard it here first!) Chris Christie, stemming from...
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Deleted Scenes: The Ancient Debate

I am a firm believer in the spirit quest. Maybe not going into the forest doped on hallucinogens—nothing against it if that’s your thing—but in terms of making an experience meaningful, even if it’s not until y...
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Deleted Scenes: I’ll Wait Here

When I was little and my older sister went to a concert, something at the Meadowlands, my mother would drive her, drop her off at the door and sit in the parking lot. No sense in going all the way home and driv...
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Deleted Scenes: My Sober Year

A couple weeks back—it was either Dec. 6 or 7, I can’t remember which because check out what a big deal it isn’t—I passed one whole year without imbibing an alcoholic beverage. I’m not in A.A., no 12 steps, ...
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Deleted Scenes: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

I seriously doubt there’s anything I can offer on the passing of Nelson Mandela that the bevvy of world leaders, members of the African National Congress, his family, celebrities, commentators, press agents, ne...
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Deleted Scenes: Experientialism

Last weekend was the much-touted Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Suck An Egg Sunday (okay, I don’t know what Sunday is), and Cyber Monday. A day for everything, traditionally the biggest holiday shopping...
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Deleted Scenes: Hazards Of Blasphemy

Maybe it’s just me on this one, but I’ve noticed for the last couple years that I’m really uncomfortable telling people “Happy Thanksgiving.” Consciously, I know Thanksgiving isn’t a religious holiday, and i...
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Deleted Scenes: Sterling Wisdom

“You can’t predict baseball.” If you’ve ever listened to even one of the nine innings of a New York Yankees radio broadcast, then chances are that little nugget of brilliance has made its way past your ea...