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The 32 rules of Thanksgiving Touch Football

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If you have a healthy relationship with your family and speak to them all the time, you’re playing touch. If you see your family only once a year, it’s tackle. … A Nerf ball is OK but you should own a leather football. A leather football is one of the things every home must have, like a dishwasher and a bourbon distillery in the garage. … It’s two-hand touch. One-hand touch is for lazy people who buy turkey sandwiches out…

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Jeff Greene launches new statewide television ad: ‘Family’

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Today, Jeff Greene, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, launched a new television ad entitled: Family. The 30-second spot that will air across Florida focuses on Jeff being raised in a middle-class family by parents who instilled in him the importance of a good education, hard work and giving back. The ad also introduces voters to his own family, wife Mei Greene and son Malcolm Greene, and underscores his reasons for running for office. As a husband, new father and successful businessman, Jeff wants to do what he…

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Jeff Greene launches new statewide television ad: ‘Family’

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Today, Jeff Greene, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, launched a new television ad entitled: Family. The 30-second spot that will air across Florida focuses on Jeff being raised in a middle-class family by parents who instilled in him the importance of a good education, hard work and giving back. The ad also introduces voters to his own family, wife Mei Greene and son Malcolm Greene, and underscores his reasons for running for office. As a husband, new father and successful businessman, Jeff wants to do what he…

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Friends, family, pets, lend me your paws!

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(With apologies to William Shakespeare.) Friends, family, other pets, lend me your paws. I come to bury Truffles, not to praise him. The barking that dogs do lives after them: The good is oft interred with their favorite bones. So let it be with Truffles. My noble Mother Hath told you Truffles was rambunctious. If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Truffles answered it. He hath brought home many chew toys home Whose ransoms did…

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SaintPetersblog 2.0

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One ticket was for a flight bound for Saint Thomas, the other was destined for Long Island. To say that the flights were headed in different directions is an understatement, because for me, the only thing they had in common was they were both surrounded by water. Last November, I had to choose which direction I was going in by deciding between a flight to New York or the Virgin Islands. I am writing this letter — my Christmas letter…

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Judge John Renke (deservedly) thrown off bench

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“No one disputes that John Renke III is a good circuit judge. But the way he got on the Pinellas-Pasco bench makes him unfit to serve, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday. He is the 16th judge ordered removed from the bench in Florida since 1970 but the first removed solely for campaign violations. The ruling against Renke, 36, came in a harshly worded opinion that all but ends his 3 1/2 years of handling family law and probate in…

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