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When Your Number's Up

I have never been waterboarded, but I can’t imagine it can be much worse than going to the DMV.

This is what I was thinking as I was standing in line on the sidewalk at 11:00 in the morning.

There was a line outside the DMV because there was no room inside the DMV. The inside was filled with disgruntled motorists sitting in chairs holding tickets with numbers on them. Numbers like D5 ...

The Gift of Giving

In early December of 2017, a chef friend called me and during our conversation, it somehow came up that we should figure out a way to feed families in need during the holidays. I’m not even sure how we got on the topic, we were probably joking about it, but that discussion got me thinking that there was no reason why we couldn’t. I just needed to figure out how. 

After ...

Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Depression

We live in a fast paced world, seldom taking the time to catch our breath. Add to the general stress of life, a significant event such as losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, or another difficult situation, and you have a recipe for emotional overload.

Emotional overload keeps us in a continual state of stress and stress can wreak havoc on our system. While it ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

October 18, 2019

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...