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Baguette Pain à l’ Ancienne - Old-fashioned bread

Recipe – Pain à l’ Ancienne

I grew up believing bread needs a warm place to proof. One of my most enduring food memories is of mom baking bread. 836 more words

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Writers Must Write

Each year, as you know, I set a list of goals for myself. One of these goals was to do more writing. I have achieved that goal in spades. 192 more words

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What will the Marlins' future hold? (Pinecrest Tribune)

Originally published in the July 15, 2013 edition of the Pinecrest Tribune:

Imagine, if you will indulge me, an alternate reality. Miami has, just this season, been given a new baseball franchise. 543 more words

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Barons Of Suburbia

It’s a rainy Saturday. The Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale is getting busy. I walk a few doors down on Main Street to Empire Gaming, a new comic book store. 1,141 more words

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Get Off Of My Cloud

When I told people I would be spending the afternoon with an emergency chute glued to my back, while strapped into the front seat of a plane the size of a Smart car, they looked at me like I was not too long for this world. 957 more words

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Row Row Row Your Boat

For the past 40 years, Sagamore Rowing Association in Oyster Bay has trained thousands of rowers. Operating out of a historical building overlooking the bay which holds more than 80 rowing boats, called shells, they’ve trained Olympians, National Team medalists—and me. 953 more words

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Robert Halmi Sr.: A Gulliver Among TV Movie Producers

Robert Halmi Sr. – who has died at the age of 90 – would never tell you how he financed his larger-than-life TV projects. Coyly, he would reference international sales, even though others who dealt in the same arena insisted the numbers simply didn’t add up. 396 more words

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