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How to help victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan

For Super Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines, visit one of these links (and there are more at nbc.com): Philippine Red Cross The World Food Program Unicef World Vision Mercy Corps (And visit my new page, Good Deeds, for ways to help local food programs.)

Sandy Anniversary Salute to Restaurateurs

Today marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. Of course, this is just the day the storm hit; it spanned a couple of days here, and the recovery has been long and frustrating for many. I don’t know about you, but I can all too easily relive the sense of panic in the days that followed … Continue reading

Holiday Ruminations

Holiday Ruminations

I wish you all a Merry Christmas (or holiday of your choice) and a happy and healthy New Year. And of course I hope you will enjoy some truly delicious meals with your family and friends this time of year. A shared meal should be so much more than just the food on the table; … Continue reading

LBI is OPEN

LBI is OPEN

My family has enjoyed Long Beach Island for many years, and I was, well, devastated to hear about the devastation after Hurricane Sandy. So, let’s not fail to notice that quite a few businesses are open again, and eager to see you soon. Over the years, I’ve done some of my best Christmas shopping down … Continue reading

Chicken Soup for the Storm

I count myself lucky to have only been without power for a little over two days. And I got gas without waiting in line, just by chance. But so many others are still powerless (in more than one way, as one friend of mine put it), and in many cases, without homes, too. It is … Continue reading