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April 2016
Pilarski
Deal Me In

Prune the Hedges from Your Crap Game

You can’t have it both ways. You cannot protect yourself “here” without being hurt “there.” Not only can a hedge betting system NOT beat a game like craps, but it also won’t even dent the house edge.

March 2016
Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

Back to the Future

The problem is that I don’t feel I can bring ladies back to my home any more as my sister considers my flirting “immoral and misleading” and I'm afraid she’s just downright rude to my guests.

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

Easter: Secular, Commercial, and Nostalgic

On the other hand, despite this drive to seek the future, there was a kind of fatigue after the horrors of war and a yearning to turn back the mind, if not the clock, to a happier time and place. That's generally called nostalgia, and it's usually mostly made up.

Rose
The Midnight Gardener

Sample New Vegetable Varieties

Candyland Red is the only AAS Award winning currant-type tomato. Currant tomatoes are smaller than cherry or grape tomatoes, about a half-inch in diameter. Hundreds of these sweet little gems form on the outside of the plant, making them easy to harvest.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Rule #1: Please Check Your Firearms at the Door

I view the purpose of rules and upholding them, unquestionably to be for the betterment of the game. As a group, you first want to decide before play begins the stakes and the quitting time. As for the rubrics of the game, they should be printed and posted, especially in poker. Hey, we’re talking money being wagered here.

February 2016
Giddens
Further Review

Some Series Better Viewed on a Binge

I'm also a fan of binge watching of a movie or a television series. It's easier to follow the narrative and to appreciate the nuances in acting and cinematography when you view a series all the way through on consecutive nights instead of weekly installments.

Hattes

AKA Mary Todd Lincoln and other First Ladies

One fourth grader sits impatiently, his inquisitive face ready to burst like a bubble burning with a question. "Do you have legs under there?" he asks when finally called on.

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

Recruiting, Teaching and Helping Win WW II through Film

First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU) was the motion picture industry's greatest and most valuable participation.  We know that many film actors put their careers on hold to join the military during those years, but FMPU was as if the industry itself put on a uniform.

Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

Coming, Going and Staying With

This one’s simple. Approach each of your children and ask if, instead of getting married and living happily ever after with Mr. Right as you’d like, you can move in with them –  lock, stock and poodle! Demand your own room, insist on having a say in how they raise their children (now or whenever they give you grandchildren) and guarantee them that you intend on being as unfairly intrusive and judgmental in their everyday lives as they are being in yours.

Rose
The Midnight Gardener

Seed Catalog Time: Gorgeous Flowers from Seeds

Zinnias may be inexpensive to purchase, but the different heights, flower sizes and colors available are so mind-boggling you'll want to grow them all. Zinnias are probably the most perfect bouquet flower. They have tall stems, colorful flowers, and will last for a long time in the vase.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Kinship Doesn’t Count for Comps

Casinos make billions by enticing players like you to hand over your hard-earned money. Thus, in the spirit of competition, casinos started offering comps to attract, and keep, loyal slot players. The knowledgeable player uses them to bargain for the best deals, along with lowering the house edge.

Pribus
Health, Wellness & the Good Life

Double-duty Dining Rooms

Furniture is always the key to a dining room with a split personality. Some furniture pieces can be opened to make substantial dining tables, then folded up again to take up very little room.

January 2016
Ambord
Dollar Sense

What You Need to Know about Saving Money on the Cost of a Funeral

Many people hesitate to comparison shop when a loved one has died, not to mention it’s a tough time and the last thing you want to think about is money. But the truth is, most of us have to consider cost.

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

Dish Night

Today we call these colored glass plates, bowls – everything from cups to the butter dish –  Depression Glass. At the time, it was just “free dishes for the ladies.”

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