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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


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


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


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


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


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


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