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Apple Picking Etiquette

Eating the apple in Eden isn’t the only apple-based crime. After a recent trip to three orchards, I witnessed a dire need for a course on Apple Picking Etiquette. And so I present my list of the Top 10 "Don'ts" About Apple Picking.

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Selling Christmas – Best and Worst of Holiday TV Commercials

Nothin’ says Christmas like a mad dash to the mall. At least that’s what the “Holiday” ads will tell you. And for the most part true emotion, religion and family are so removed from the holiday (better not call it Christmas)that ads try to exploit whatever they can to create some sort of visceral reaction from viewers. It is not, however, always their intended reaction. Here is my list of the best and worst of holiday ads over the decades.

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Lend Me Your Ear (Where to Find the Best Corn)

The exact varieties of corn the Barker’s plant are a secret. But on April 15 every year they start to plant four or so different versions of butter and sugar corn (yellow and white kernels on the same ear). The different types allow for earlier and later harvests to span a long season.

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Needy is as Needy Does

"I don't think it's necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck." Anjelica Huston

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What’s Love Got to Do with Tennis?

What I love about tennis: a 20-something with all the stamina, energy, clear vision and healthy bones in the world can be whipped by a 70-year-old hip replacement candidate with angles and finesse.