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True or False?

Someone sent this story to me in one of those pass along emails.  You know the ones that an endless list of addresses? At the end the sender suggested: Warm someone’s heart today. . . pass this along. I love … Continue reading

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The Great Chicken Soup Challenge

The Mensch thinks that he is a pretty good cook so he decided to enter the Great Chicken Soup Challenge sponsored by a local food store, Dearborn Market. The Great Chicken Soup Challenge was for a great cause, with the … Continue reading

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Probability Update

In one of my first blogs last year,  I wrote about probabilities and the lottery.  I can’t take the credit but Powerball Lottery has changed the game effective January 15, 2012.  The odds of winning will be better.  Unfortunately the … Continue reading

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Unclaimed Property

Every year the New Jersey Department of Treasury publishes lists of unclaimed property. Banks, insurance companies, credit unions, and other financial institutions are required to turn over unclaimed assets to the state. There are millions of dollars unclaimed in the … Continue reading

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Size Matters

I’m always amazed by the sheer volume of products available in a grocery store.  Products are fresh, frozen, canned, vacuum-sealed in pouches, dehydrated, refrigerated, and loose.  They are in ounces, pounds, quarts, pints, gallons, and grams – milli and kilo. … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey – HHLB Turkey

Traditionally, the Mensch cooks Thanksgiving dinner.  I took up the turkey-day challenge over thirty years ago when I was living in Ames, Iowa.  How hard could it be?  Cook a turkey, mash some potatoes and make gravy.  My first turkey … Continue reading

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The Orchard

Chekhov had the Cherry Orchard.  I have Eastmont Orchards and Battleview Orchards.  Before my retirement I never took advantage of these local farms that offer “pick your own” opportunities during the growing season. That was a mistake.  There is no … Continue reading

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How 3 MPH Saved Me $10000!

Irene has come and gone here at the top of the Jersey Shore. The forecasters got everything right, almost. The predictions for Irene to hit North Carolina first and then head up Interstate 95 weren’t far off. The forecast for … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Stress

The following is one of those stories that get circulated periodically and popped up in my email recently courtesy of my retired friend Bill Imhof. A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Anti-Cholesterol Drugs

Not a day goes by when there isn’t a news story about cholesterol.  The most recent news warned us about the side effects of anti-cholesterol drugs. Since I am a scientist at heart, genetically predisposed to high cholesterol and taking … Continue reading

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