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Who Would You Pick?

Here’s the scenario—you’re stuck on a desert island and you get to pick one person to be with you, so the question is… Who Would You Pick? Who Would I Want to be Stuck on a Desert Island With? After much consideration, I select—my wife. Your wife! Yes, my wife. I know what you guys […]

Why I Quit Drinking Coffee

Why I Quit Drinking Coffee I love coffee. I like coffee even more than wine. So imagine my distress when several of my doctors ganged up on me and warned me off of coffee, or at least the vast amount that I consume. I used to drink about 1/5–1/4 of a pound per day, which […]

Genealogy Gold Mining

I have been swamped with work as I prepare to launch my next book (March 4), so my lovely daughter agreed to let me post one of her articles on genealogy. Aliza is a syndicated columnist and feature writer for Italian American publications across the US. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the post. This article was originally published […]

Mandatory Reading

Should Schools Have Mandatory Reading Lists? I was talking to one of my younger relatives a few weeks ago, and I asked what they were reading in school. She groaned, and then said, “The Great Gatsby. It’s on our mandatory reading list.” I empathized with her. I hated The Great Gatsby. Perhaps loathed would be […]

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