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I feel bad about LinkedIn

You can call me a dedicated social media fan. I’m crazy for Twitter, slightly cooling to Facebook and learning Instagram. And I have to be careful with Pinterest or else I’ll forget to fall asleep. But LinkedIn, not so much. It’s hard to say why I never got involved with the “world’s largest professional network.”…

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The United States of Food

As seen on Mental Floss.

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Fall in New York: Diplomats & cannolis

zv7qrnb Reading today that the United Nations General Assembly meets this week in New York brought me back a few years ago to a visit to Manhattan. A friend and I had tacked on a few days in the city after a trip to the Hudson Valley. Woodstock and all. We got our first hint…

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Greetings from long ago

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Wait! There’s more!

Three more new eating places to try, according to the state Health Department. All three are in Ocean Springs, the center of the dining universe: Sweet Magnolia Cookie Company at 3520 N. 6th St. makes decorative cookies for any event. Jenna Sanders is the owner. Saki Japanese Restaurant at 5995 N. Washington Ave. is reopening…

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You gotta eat. Try these new places.

It’s Friday, the weekend is finally here. Celebrate. Go get a sub and some pastry at these two new places the state Health Department has approved to open. French Kiss Pastries is inside the Bankhouse Coffee building at 126 Jeff Davis Ave. in Long Beach. Try the cheesecakes, cookies, éclairs and other desserts plus quiche…

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Don’t know much about history

Sister Leonie tried her best in history class at St. Joseph Academy to hold our attention, but I just wasn’t interested, sorry to say. I don’t even remember taking a history class at college. Hmm. Not sure what kind of student Ken Burns was in high school but he sure has the talent to make…

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No cable. No problem.

It’s been two and a half months since I cut the cable cord. Time flies when you don’t have to click through silly sitcoms and constantly mute commercials. I admit, it was odd at first not having the familiar lineups available, but distractions helped during the transition. For example, I’m back on tour with Tiger…

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When I’m Sixty Four

I remember a lot of things about going to the Beatles concert in New Orleans on Sept. 16, 1964. Like winning a ticket from WNOE that got me on the field right in front of the stage. The ride over, seven of us in Kathy’s dad’s car with the big fins. I remember stopping at…

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