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Cows or Corvettes?

In late 1964, after five years of construction, the Verrazano Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island opened to traffic.  It was made of steel and was then the longest suspension bridge in the world.  In order to prevent corrosion from the sea air, it is painted, using about 12,000 gallons of paint.  Since rust would...

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Banished and Vanished

For a while in middle school, I was friendly with a boy whose father attended school events as frequently as mine did; which is to say—never!  Ours was a natural alliance between two outsiders who turned to one another for company while other boys dallied with their dads.  His father was a doctor while mine...

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Having it All

I got a lovely Mother’s Day card from one of my daughters that brought tears of joy to my eyes, but it also highlighted one of the enemies of successful living. Among other sweet words, she wrote, “I am only now starting to realize how much of your own life and time and personal pursuits...

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Cows or Corvettes?

In late 1964, after five years of construction, the Verrazano Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island opened to traffic.  It was made of steel and was then the longest suspension bridge in the world.  In order to prevent corrosion from the sea air, it is painted, using about 12,000 gallons of paint.  Since rust would...

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Resentment in Marriage

Question: I have been reading your book Buried Treaure and one of the things you said was that if either partner in marriage feels like a martyr then its very bad.   Can you explain further why and what that portends? ∼ Maureen Answer: Dear Maureen, You are referring to the chapter in our book,...

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