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We’re all encouraged to eat our daily requirement of fruit and vegetables. And most of us have the honest intention to do so. But to paraphrase an old saying, the road to a fatty liver is paved with good intentions. Even though I thoroughly enjoy fruit and veggies, I’m apt to slap together a…

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Five years ago, I wrote a column on the world’s happiest country. That year the honor went to Denmark. Well, the other day I remembered that column and wondered if they were still rating countries on the happiness scale, and if so, who was this year’s winner?

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I’ve heard that the worst days of the summer will be behind us by the end of July and the beginning of August, to which I thought, already? But I also thought that, with the end of July firmly in sight, it might be a safe time for this Floridian to start drawing his conclusions about a Michi…

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This “easy-go-lucky” gal’s name is Love. She is very laid back and extremely easy to walk. She is ready for her forever home. If you would like to visit Love, you may come directly to the shelter during its morning office hours or call the shelter staff at 861-5395 to arrange an appointment …

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This week, it’s nachos on the menu. Ever wondered about the history of this popular appetizer? I did, so I looked it up. As is so often the case with culinary winners, nachos were a spur-of-the-moment inspiration. Like Caesar Salad, thrown together by chef Caesar Cardinia with whatever was o…

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A couple of weeks ago, I saw an amazing interview on TCM. Host Ben Mankiewicz was paying homage to theater, film and TV legend Norman Lloyd.

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It was a busy day at my house on Sunday. We had aunts, uncles, and even a first cousin once removed running around for various purposes. My dad called on some familial ties to tackle some projects around the house that have been sitting around unfinished, namely installing a second mini air …