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Conversations with Joan Herrmann

Ever make a hasty decision? I know I have. Whether it’s quickly reacting to someone’s behavior or statement, and forget hastiness with social media! This week’s column touches upon one of Joan’s personal experiences that pushed her into real growth—her divorce. She offers refreshing and maybe to some, surprising advice. With so much divorce prevalent, a generation of women are probably warning the next not to move so fast. Joan: Recently, a friend who was contemplating separating from her husband gave me a ...

Dad in the Box

Dear Mr. Dad in the Box, The Admissions Department has completed a thorough review of your application. We regret to inform you that you were not selected for admission to the Farvard University Class of 2023. Please understand this is not a reflection of you as a person or your extremely impressive achievements. And we sincerely appreciate your zeal in applying to our esteemed institution. However, in reviewing your professionally written essay, it is clear that you intended to apply to Harvard University. Here at Farvard, we take ...

Mark Di Ionno

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus. I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my 35-year-old was a middle schooler and continues right up today. Armed only with anecdotal evidence, what I call the "science of ...

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