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Why I Despise My Email Inbox

‘Tis the time of year when corporate marketers and online engagement specialists step up their game and bombard me with phony holiday wishes, hoping to sell more goods and services. If they wanted to extend genuine goodwill, they’d forever take me off their distribution lists.

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When Private Equity Goes Organic

I developed a severe tummy ache upon discovering that Erewhon, my overpriced organic food emporium I mistakenly believed was 100 percent owned by a local couple, is backed by a New York private equity firm. Adding insult to injury, the CEO of the PE firm was accused by more than 300 neighbors of trying to build a McMansion on an environmentally fragile lake in Southampton.

My indigestion worsened upon discovering that private equity is heavily involved in the organic food industry, including the supply chain.

Public good rarely results from private equity involvement.

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Where the Great Radio Jocks Have Gone

Feeling nostalgic on July 4th weekend, I decided to listen to air checks of some of the great DJs from the 60s and look up what happened to them. Sadly, virtually all of them are broadcasting on a frequency I’m not ready to hear just yet.

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John Sarno’s Back Surgery Warnings

I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on TV. But I know a lot about excruciating back pain, and I’m alarmed by a report saying that spinal surgery is one of the fastest growing medical procedures. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, there’s a book that can possibly provide you more relief than any orthopod or drug.

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Dana Nessel’s Christmas Offensive

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel doesn’t speak for all Jews in taking offence to being wished a Merry Christmas. Nessel’s histrionics distracts from her shameful incompetence and ineffectiveness.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 1, 2016: Traffic on Hollywood Boulevard at dusk. The theater district is famous tourist attraction.

L.A.’s Big Little Lies

This month marks the fourth anniversary of my relocation to Los Angeles, a city I long romanticized after boarding a flight on a frigid Michigan morning years ago and walking around a few hours later in balmy 70-degree weather. Visiting the City of Angels is a lot more pleasant than living here.

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My Most Memorable Bars and Bartenders

Jen Agg, a Canadian restauranteur, recently had a rant published in the Globe and Mail decrying “Best” lists of restaurants and bars. Here’s a taste (pardon the pun) of what she wrote: I have always been suspicious of lists. From Michelin to En Route to Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, they…

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