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(If There Is A Need, We Will Feed)
(If There Is A Need, We Will Feed)
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Feeding Those in Need

There are a number of organizations doing their part to help with the growing problem of feeding the hungry as many adults and children right in our own area struggle on a daily basis. You may not see them but they live in just about every town. They could even be your neighbors. Men and women, boys and girls for whom one meal a day is about as good as it gets.

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Rio De Janeiro Prepares For 2016 Summer Olympics
Olympic rings in Olympic Park in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Let the Summer Games Begin

Okay, I’m going to say it without any shame. I love watching the Summer Olympics and for the next couple of weeks I will likely spend countless hours watching swimming, gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball, women’s soccer and more.

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Rubber masks in the likeness of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Rubber masks in the likeness of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
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The Most Vicious Presidential Campaign Ever

It’s three months until the presidential election and one thing is apparent: there is a viciousness to this campaign that starts at the top and goes all the way to the bottom. And it has to stop now.

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Crosswalk sign
Crosswalk sign in downtown Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Confusion at the Crosswalk

We all have our pet peeves and some of us (including yours truly) could come up with a very long list. I don’t know where it would be on my list but clearly somewhere at the top would be rude pedestrians.

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Annie Mumolo, Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis
(L-R) Annie Mumolo, Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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A Weekend Off The Beach

A little of this and a little of that on August 1st which has always been one of my least favorite days on the calendar because it’s a reminder that summer days and nights will soon be but a memory.

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Democratic National Convention: Day Four
Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton embrace at the Democratic National Convention (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
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Voting For The Lesser of Two Evils

The conventions are over and the race for the White House between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has officially begun and most Americans will likely cast their ballot for the lesser of two evils.

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Kevin and his kids Brandon and Alex and wife Jane on the North River Lobster Company’s floating lobster shack
Kevin and his kids Brandon and Alex and wife Jane on the North River Lobster Company’s floating lobster shack (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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3:27 a.m.: The Time Vacation Comes To An End

My brief summer vacation ended at 3:27 this morning when the annoying buzzer of my alarm clock went off. It’s ironic because for those of us who get up early maybe the best part of vacation is not setting an alarm.

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The Kevin Williams 35th Wedding and 37th WOBM Anniversary Extravaganza Celebration
(Brad Burascano, Townssquare Media NJ)
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The Kevin Williams 35th Wedding and 37th WOBM Anniversary Extravaganza Celebration

Going to take a few days off during which time it looks like we will have an official heat wave. No special plans during my time off with the exception of Monday when my wife and I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. next week will also mark my 37th anniversary at WOBM and clearly there will be no celebration because frankly who celebrates a 37 year work anniversary.

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Pokeman Go players on Robbins Street in Toms River at 3 a.m. and 12 noon
Pokeman Go players on Robbins Street in Toms River at 3 a.m. and 12 noon (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Kevin Speaks on the Important Issues of the Day

Nobody has asked my opinion but if they did I will tell them...

These are scary times throughout our nation and world and while much of the talk is about terrorism it seems like more should be focused on mental health, or lack of it...

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Kevin Williams in his "happy place" at the beach in Seaside Park
Kevin Williams in his "happy place" at the beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Kevin’s Happy Place In The Sand

As I have gotten older my infatuation with the beach has grown as it has a grip on me that I really can’t explain

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