Monthly Archives: November 2011

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 Lowdown on Greece, Iceland and Ireland

On the cover of the Michael Lewis book, Boomerang – Travels in the New Third World, is the familiar portrait of George Washington that appears on a one dollar bill. The only difference is that George’s right eye has a … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Royal Caribbean

I promised to tell you about the pirates when I wrote about my cruise to the Canary Islands, Spain.  Cruising is supposed to be the all-inclusive vacation; you plunk down a thousand bucks and you have room and board for … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Life insurance is a unique product that can be fashioned and used in a variety of ways. Although I didn’t plan it that way, the Monmouth-Ocean Chapter of NAIFA sponsored an educational event last Wednesday on a subject near and … Continue reading

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