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Remember Tai and Randy? Nadia? and the Miracle On Ice?
Did you sign up for skating classes or gymnastics lessons in Ocean County when you were a kid? Was it because you were inspired by the Olympic athletes? What's one of the Olympic moments you remember most clearly?
What Fun Category Would Your Pooch Do Well In? Snoring? Kissing?
It's about time our mutts have their day to shine. The Rescue Dog Show airs tonight on the Hallmark Channel and I'm definitely going to watch. A nice alternative from the stuffiness of the Westminster Dog Show, this rescue-oriented show puts the spotlight on dogs who excel in, shall we s…
What Non-Sports Event Would You Compete In?
If there were Ocean County Olympics, what talent could you show off? It doesn't have to be athletic. Are you a great juggler? Do you play a mean guitar? Are you a Rubik's Cube expert?
If you or someone you know is depressed...
Terry has taken her depression story public and now provides a free podcast called Giving Voice To Depression. She's happily watching the Facebook community grow knowing that even if a person doesn't have depression, they know someone who does. She believes her podcasts help people under…
Gestures and Gifts for your Valentine
Let's come up with some suggestions for last-minute, low-budget, romantic gifts or gestures that would be appreciated this Valentine's Day. What's a gift you received and loved. What's something your sweetie did for you that was very meaningful?
TV Shows You Can Watch Together As A Family
If you live in a house with kids, parents, or grandparents, there's a good chance you spent part of the weekend watching the Olympics coverage on NBC. I have fond memories of sitting in the living room with my sister and parents with all our eyes focused on the skaters, skiiers, and other athl…
What Brought Me From California to Ocean County
What I thought would be a temporary pit stop led to my settling in and calling Ocean County home. Instead of jetting off to Baltimore, Philly, or Boston (some cities I thought I might like to move to), I happily made Jersey my home. I'm grateful for the serendipitous meeting which led to an i…
Tell Us About Your Ocean Co. Service Organization
These days it seems service organizations are losing members but the more people who get involved, the more people can be helped. Many hands really do make light work. So if you're part of a service organization that welcomes new members, please take a minute to tell us about your club or cha…
Keeping From Being Overloaded With E-mails
Do you look at emails throughout the day, whenever a new message arrives? Or, do you only check for messages a few times a day? Do you delete messages after you've read them or keep them (like I do) because you may want to refer back to them? What's YOUR best tip for keeping e-mail from …
Any Advice for Getting Taxes Done Early?
I struggle with getting myself organized for tax time. Rather than dealing with receipts and calculations throughout the year, I just put it off until April 15th is near. Then it's a stressful scramble that my accountant does not appreciate.
How Sports Helps Us Feel United During Divisive Times
What I love about big sporting events is how they bring people together. I love seeing strangers hug and high five each other. I love how happy parents look when they share great sports moments with their excited kids. I love how team chants erupt spontaneously on the street and on commuter train…
Who is the most famous New Jersey person you know?
Seeing the newly announced list of inductees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame, I found myself wishing I grew up in the Garden State. Wouldn't it be cool, I thought, to have been in a high school play with Meryl Streep, or to have sat next to Steven Van Zant, Debbie Harry, Frankie Valli, or Glor…
The Future of Cars On Ocean County Roads
The Philadelphia Auto Show opened over the weekend. The latest and greatest cars are being shown to thousands of visitors from all over. Environmental and technological advancements are being displayed. And for those who want to see how a car feels, there's a whole area for test driving diff…
Talking About Big Shows and Movies After Watching
You and your office mates probably spent some time discussing the Grammy telecast and the feelings that came up during the night. The artists' intended to get us talking, and that's what we're all doing today. On the day after a big event like the Grammy Awards, I'm grateful to…
Should There Be Cut Off Date For Wearing Jeans?
I just couldn't comprehend the headline about how people shouldn't wear jeans past the age of 53. Did you see that? The British study pointed towards the fact that women find it very stressful trying to find jeans that fit. It mentioned how the ordeal actually makes some people cry. I …
That's not what I thought it was
If you've had the flu, you know how important it is to fight the dehydration that comes with the illness.  So like an obedient flu-recoverer, I've been drinking lots of water, tea, and sports drinks.
But the last gulp I had was a big shock to my system...
Now That I’ve Survived Eating Venison, What’s Next?
I ate kangaroo meat in Australia and alligator meat in New Orleans. But the most bizarre, surreal food experience I ever had was in South Korea. I ate a dish called San-nakji, which are octopus tentacles that are still squirming on the plate.