Outside of some incidents of violence, all is well

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Black FridayOutside of some incidents of violence, all is well.  “This Black Friday, eBay, PayPal are feeling flush”  http://dlvr.it/xhj8z

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“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

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Thanksgiving desserts“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A special Thanksgiving Day wish to my friends, colleagues, family, and especially to my wife who made the amazing desserts pictured at the right.

Thanksgiving 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. based readers!  For those of you who aren’t quite up to speed on the holiday, it stems from when the Pilgrims landed in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.  After a hard winter in which many people died and with assistance from local Native American tribes, 1621 was one of prosperity and to celebrate the bountiful harvest the Pilgrims held a three-day feast.   Continue reading

Cyber Monday 2011

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When asked in a recent survey by PriceGrabber (an Experian business) in which of the four days during the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend they were most likely to shop, consumers overwhelmingly chose Cyber Monday.   Continue reading