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The “Odd Duck” at Thanksgiving

The South is a great place to spend Thanksgiving. There’s pecan pie and fried ocra, green-bean casserole, and ham AND a turkey, and lots and lots of gracious hospitality. Except for my parents, my entire extended family lives in the epicenter of small-town Florida, surrounded by the orange groves they depended on for their livlihood.…

Halloween has been branded satanic by some, but those of us who have all our marbles know that its just spooky fun revolving around old legends and trappings of fall. As a kid I loved watching “The Great Pumpkin” episode of Peanuts that was ubiquitous around this time of the year. It never got old,…