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Best Indian Restaurant I Have Found – in Small Town New Jersey!

Freehold, N.J. Having funded projects in and travelled to India, and serving on the Board of the Indo-American Arts Council, not to mention assisting each year with the South Asian Performing Arts Festival and the South Asian Literary Festival, I have had my share of Indian food… Imagine my surprise this week when I discovered […]

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Thanksgiving Ritual: Little Things that Really Mattered to Me

By Susan Ford Collins. New York, N.Y.  In our family, Thanksgiving is about much more than just food. Oh yes, every year I make homemade cranberry sauce, a huge turkey filled with rice-stuffing and roasted with onions, mushrooms and carrots till golden brown, along with neatly trimmed broccoli “trees” for the kids, and a mouth-watering […]

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Five Tips For Staying (Almost) Stress Free During The Holidays

New York, N.Y.  The calendar doesn’t lie and already you may feel the stress starting to build. The holidays are approaching, bringing with them a flurry of must-accomplish tasks such as baking, shopping, entertaining, traveling and dealing with eccentric family members who arrive ready to renew decades-old arguments. Family gathering for the holidays. Photo: Stephanie […]

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Tragedies Can Pull Families Together, Tear Families Apart

Charleston, S.C. The three pictures below tell a story. That beautiful lady on the right is my wife Beth Brannan; the mother of our three children: Lauren Brannan, Michael Brannan, and Daniel Brannan. I think tragedies and hardships can pull families together, but just as easily they can tear families apart.   This beautiful lady […]

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