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Navigating the seasons of life: On this ride, you’re in the driver’s seat

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The seasons of life are like the seasons of nature, with one major difference. With the seasons of life, you, not Mother Nature, are in control.
They're coming...The summer invasion is about to begin.

Those damned tourists! Getting beyond the annoyances of fall on the North Fork

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Visiting a strange place, becoming tourist yourself for a bit, changes your perspective on the folks who flock to the North Fork in search of the perfect pumpkin. Well, for five minutes, anyway.

A lesson in love from our long-ago ‘over-the-fence’ friends

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Back then, being gay was better left in the closet. In having the courage to live out of the closet, these neighbors and friends taught us by example that love is love is love.

Pointless speculation: fun, juicy or harmful?

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Humans are prone to speculation: from gambling to gossip to speculating about the next president, whether there's life on Mars, or where Kim Kardashian will next be spotted. What's the point?

The ‘small stuff’ litmus test: Will it matter a year from now?

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When something's driving you up a wall, do a quick perspective-check by asking yourself this question: Will it matter a year from now? Funny how the answer to that simple question sets it all straight.

Exercise to keep fit and stay young

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Exercise, no matter what form, is an essential part in keeping us young and happy, regardless of age.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: When it went missing, we all lost out

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As a society, we seem to have lost the ability to communicate and treat each other with respect and dignity — and we all suffer for it.

The meaning of ‘friends’ in a Facebook world

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Facebook, for better or worse, has added a new dimension to the meaning of the word 'friend.' Bits and Pieces blog by Celia Iannelli.
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