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Somewhere along the way in my latter years, I developed congestive heart failure, which affects nearly 6 million Americans. Roughly 670,000 people are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in those older than 65.

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On a business trip several years ago I moved from the Tokyo Hilton to Hotel Prince in Shinjuku because it was nearer my office at Sunshine 60, the tallest building in Tokyo.

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On a business trip several years ago I moved from the Tokyo Hilton to Hotel Prince in Shinjuku because it was nearer my office at Sunshine 60, the tallest building in Tokyo.

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It was the brainchild of our late Mayor George Lane: to open and operate a Welcome Center for visitors to our charming village. The idea became a reality several years ago as the Welcome Center was established in the Woman’s Exchange, across from The Village Chapel.

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I have always been wary of Russians and their motives and strategies. This began in my college years when Sputnik was released. The action put fear in most of us then, because we had nothing to compete with this remarkable space achievement.

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I hate to see Chris Christie being battered around for something he didn’t do. It’s really embarrassing for him. It got me thinking about some embarrassing times in my life.

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We had planned to spend Thanksgiving in New Jersey with our two daughters and their families. But, alas, yours truly was hospitalized with pneumonia, and the weather wasn’t going to cooperate, with a Nor’easter on the way.

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Turning the calendar page to November always gets me to thinking about Thanksgiving. It also always reminds me of my dear mom’s birthday on Nov. 8. (She would have been 110 this year.)

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Dan Brown’s current best-seller, “Inferno,” is an amazing story filled with gems of history and fact surrounding the fictional Robert Langdon in Italy. One of the several subplots is Transhumanism, which suggests that the world will end because of overpopulation.

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The other day, my wife noticed a small streak of blood on my leg. I told her that it was just a little scab that I had picked unconsciously. And she said scab-picking is a man thing, which I cannot deny from my own perspective.

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The shocking bombings at the recent Boston Marathon is an event that Mike Lopresti of USA Today Sports anticipated.