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Archive for the month “March, 2014”

Should Jerry Remy leave broadcasting?


Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has come under fire following his son's arrest for murder. —Wendy Maeda Boston Globe photo

Broadcaster Jerry Remy, the beloved leader of Red Sox Nation, has come under fire following his son’s murder arrest. —Wendy Maeda Boston Globe photo

They say ignorance is bliss. For Red Sox fans that certainly was the case in 2013. Sox fans were riding high last summer as their team tore through the league, going from the previous year’s last place finish to division winners and American League Pennant champions.
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Rest in Peace Sue Wolf


 

Redding Pilot Editor Sue Wolf

Redding Pilot Editor Sue Wolf

Hersam Acorn Newspapers is a bit sadder today with the death of Susan Wolf, longtime editor of one of the company’s weekly Connecticut newspapers, The Redding Pilot. Sue died today around noon, after fighting a battle with lung cancer.
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Write your own obituary


To celebrate your life, write your own obituary.

To celebrate your life, write your own obituary.

Preparing for one’s death is not easy. No one wants to think about it, dwell on it, or ultimately accept it. But it’s going to happen. It may happen late in life, or it may happen much sooner than expected. One never knows.

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Happy Birthday Elton John


The iconic Elton John —Terry O'Neill photo

The iconic Elton John —Terry O’Neill photo

Happy 67th birthday Sir Elton, you’re still standing after all these years. My daughter Katie was born on March 24th, 26 years ago. Too bad. Had she been born just one day later I could have named her Eltonia Johnna.  😉

So much good music from you over the years! And I did my part to support you. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road — I bought the album first, then the 8-Track, yes the 8-Track which quickly got snarled in the player and had to be extracted yielding wads of tangled tape. Great invention…  Then bought it on cassette tapes, then the album again, then CD.

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David Ortiz the $16 Million Dollar Man


A fan asked David Ortiz to take a picture with his baby. The National Anthem started to play so Big Papi held onto the baby throughout the song.

A fan asked David Ortiz to take a picture with his baby. The National Anthem started to play so Big Papi held onto the baby throughout the song.

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Ephemeral Art: Cookies


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Pastry Chef Julia Usher is renowned for her 3D cookie creations. What’s nicer than a beautiful cookie box filled with cookies?

You have to have a special character to make ephemeral art from cookie dough. Unlike fancy dancy decorated wedding cakes which couples will pay thousands of dollars for, cookies, not so much. They’re smaller, generally simpler and not on the radar as “must have” edible artwork. There are cake decorating competitions on the Food Network, and another show on cable called Amazing Wedding Cakes, but no shows devoted to cookie decorating.
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Recipe Reveal: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies?


CookiesMilkHome bakers have to have a great Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in their arsenal. It’s an American classic and the ultimate comfort food. Ask people what their favorite cookie is, and most times they’ll say chocolate chip.
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Red Sox bring Yankees their Bee game


Bees swarm Steinbrenner Field, who can blame them?

Bees swarm Steinbrenner Field, who can blame them?

The rivalry is on! Red Sox vs. Yankees, spring training exhibition game at Steinbrenner Field in Florida. Even though this is merely glorified practice and doesn’t count, the Red Sox wanted to win this one.

How badly did they want to win it?
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Bathroom humor?


Free art exhibit!  How long will these porcelain thrones be on display in El Paso County, Colorado? —News Channel 13 photo

Free art exhibit! How long will these porcelain thrones be on display in El Paso County, Colorado? —News Channel 13 photo

When homeowners in El Paso County, Colorado put two toilets and a sink on the property line in their front yard, neighbor Angela Johnson got upset. She didn’t want to look at those crappy old things. The homeowners wouldn’t remove them, so Angela built a fence so she wouldn’t have to look at them.
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It’s a great day for the Irish


judy-garland-1940Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Judy Garland from her film Little Nellie Kelly.
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