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My Left Hand

April 12, 2019

This was supposed to be an article about Chili Lime Pickle. I was eager to make my own version of this popular Indian food accompaniment. Instead, I ended up in the emergency room. I set myself up for this bad karma. Yesterday, I went to Bombay Grocer in ...

Cheese Sandwiches

April 12, 2019

This joke - which I first heard in high school - still breaks me up. Guy’s at work; lunchtime whistle blows. He eagerly opens his lunchbox and peers inside, but then becomes crestfallen. “Geez-oh-pete, cheese sandwiches.” He takes a desultory ...

Social Security and You: 12 Questions ... 12 Answers

April 12, 2019

By Tom Margenau I usually devote an entire column to just one subject so that I can thoroughly cover all the nuances. But today I’m going to go for a record. I will see if I can answer a dozen questions in the limited space I have. Obviously, the answers ...

Trolls beware: statute makes cyberbullying a state crime

April 12, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Cyberbullying is certainly a hot topic at the moment, making its way into the political arena quite often.  Just about everyone has posted something online and had a “troll” comment with harassing statements, some of ...

Ask Carrie: Have you taken care of your estate planning basics?

April 12, 2019

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz Certified Financial Planner Dear Carrie: My husband and I are in our early 40s with two young kids. We know we should have some sort of estate plan, but it seems like such a chore. Any way to keep it simple? — A Reader Dear Reader: ...

No, Not that Fungi

April 12, 2019

Admit it, when you see the word “fungi” you want to make a pun involving mushrooms, and some dude at a party with the lampshade on his head. Not this fungi, which is pronounced fun-gee like a bungee cord, and is a cornmeal dish from the Virgin ...