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The Surprisingly Modern Santa Claus

December 11, 2019

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Michael Geiger

The Surprisingly Modern Santa Claus Youngsters prepare for the annual arrival of Santa Claus in a few weeks with hopes that some last minute good behavior will tip the scales in favor to avoid placement on the Naughty List.  The Santa Claus part of Christmas, as opposed to the religious side of Christmas, so much […]

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Risky Business

November 13, 2019

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Michael Geiger

A Risky Business In her later years, my mother-in-law, Ann, thoroughly enjoyed gambling.  On occasion, I would be enlisted by her daughters to chauffeur Ann to the casinos about an hour’s drive from her place.  I actually treasured these times alone with Ann as we otherwise would always be surrounded by family.  The casino trips […]

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“Trick or Treat!” – “Trick!”

October 31, 2019

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Michael Geiger

“Trick or Treat!” – “Trick!” Quick Blog post – Halloween Edition Most people are aware that Halloween festivities date back centuries.  Whether celebrating the end of summer, conclusion of the harvest season, or more commonly commemorating the deceased, Halloween included the donning of costumes and journeying from house to house in search of food or […]

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A Catcher In the Wry

October 9, 2019

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Michael Geiger

A Catcher in the Wry The baseball playoffs are in full swing.  The Fall Classic is almost upon us once again.  However, it is difficult to find anyone who genuinely cares other than die hard sports fanatics.  The casual fan has left behind baseball and its 162 game, feels like never ending, 8 month long […]

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The Musical Muse Turns 70

September 25, 2019

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Michael Geiger

The Musical Muse Turns 70 This week, Bruce Springsteen turned 70 years old.  With a new album recently released, The Boss is still rockin’.  The Boss had the fever for rock ’n roll since the 1960s on his way to becoming a local hero at the Jersey Shore.  While growin’ up, The Boss was no […]

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The Dog Days of Summer (Sort of) Explained

August 28, 2019

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Michael Geiger

We have almost reached conclusion of this year’s Dog Days of Summer and my own canines are ready for cooler temps. In my mind, the phrase “Dog Days of Summer” always conjures up vibrant images involving the hottest days of summer. A classic view of Dog Days includes a large dog resting below a mossy […]

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RIP Rosie Vivas – Master Cheater

August 4, 2019

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Michael Geiger

Rosie M. Vivas passed away on July 8, 2019. You may better remember Ms. Vivas as Rosie Ruiz, the defrocked “winner” of the 1980 Boston Marathon. Race officials immediately became suspicious of Rosie’s victory when she crossed the finish line and had barely broken a sweat; she could not answer post-race interview questions about her […]

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I’m Ready, Celebration! I’m Ready, Celebration!

May 8, 2019

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Michael Geiger

I’m Ready, Celebration! I’m Ready, Celebration! SpongeBob SquarePants turned 20 years old on May 1, 2019! For anyone younger than 35, SpongeBob has been ingrained in your pop culture. For parents of anyone younger than 35, the SpongeBob theme song is most probably ingrained in your brain. For those who missed these SpongeBob years as […]

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No Limit to Wealth and Power: The College Admissions Scandal

April 17, 2019

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Michael Geiger

No Limit to Wealth and Power: The College Admissions Scandal Wealth. Fame. Privilege. Entitlement. Whatever the origins and whatever the reasons, the new college admissions scandal sheds harsh light on a terribly broken system which provides opportunities to the wealthiest of the wealthy while denying opportunities to those without means. The ringleader, William Rick Singer […]

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Mardi Gras – An All or Nothing Lesson

March 6, 2019

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Michael Geiger

Mardi Gras – An All or Nothing Lesson Last evening at the stroke of Midnight, Mardi Gras officially ended. Fat Tuesday, Carnival or Shrove Tuesday. Whatever you call Mardi Gras, the celebration includes rich foods, richer costumes, vibrant music and dancing. It remains the Christian feast before the fast (Lent). In an ironic twist, perhaps […]

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