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The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre is Alive and Well

I was shopping for Valentine’s Day cards this week and next to me was a woman doing the same. After a few minutes her husband approached and she told him she was having a difficult time finding a card for a family member. He had that “I don’t care” look on his face and exasperated he finally said ”when is Valentine’s Day anyway.” My first thought was this guy is in trouble.

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Donald Trump celebrates his win in the New Hampshire primary in Manchester
Donald Trump celebrates his win in the New Hampshire primary in Manchester (Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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The Circus Leaves New Hampshire

The most unpredictable and unconventional presidential race in my lifetime saw Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders come up with big wins in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday and left New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to seriously ponder his next move.

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Chris Christie campaigns in New Hampshire ahead of primary
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting at BeanTowne Coffee in Hampstead, NH (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
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Covering Some Odds and Ends

Some odds and ends to cover today.

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Super Bowl 50 signage in "Super Bowl City" in San Francisco
Super Bowl 50 signage in "Super Bowl City" in San Francisco (Mike Windle/Getty Images)
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Preparing for our National Football Holiday

If you think the NFL season ends Sunday night you’re wrong. It really ended two weeks ago when they played the NFC & AFC Championship games.

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Early Season Wildfire Threatens Santa Barbara
A man walks on a ridgeline with burned avocado trees in the foreground and destoyed houses on a ridge in the background in Santa Barbara, California (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Waiting For A Miracle

I’m constantly in search of miracles in everyday life (and the teams I root for) and the first month of the New Year has not produced one yet. I also like to read and consume articles and lists about things you can do so you don’t have to wait for a miracle but rather can on your own derive better outcomes.

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Punxsutawney Phil
Punxsutawney Phil ( Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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Rainy Days and Groundhogs

Random thoughts a day after the 6,000 residents of a small town 90 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were sent into a tizzy because a truly ugly rodent did not see his shadow which according to folklore and hyped tradition means an early spring.

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It was just yesterday I was on the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico with (from left) Mark Kashuda, Mark “Zorb” Kafouras, Gabe Vitale (back), Me and Lenny LePre
It was just yesterday I was on the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico with (from left) Mark Kashuda, Mark “Zorb” Kafouras, Gabe Vitale (back), Me and Lenny LePre (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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60 is the New 50 and Other Birthday Thoughts

I turned 60 on Monday. I guess I should say celebrated my 60th because it beats the alternative. However I would be a liar if I said that I’m excited about an age I never thought about until I was 59.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) greets children following a campaign event at Darrell's Place on January 30, 2016 in Hamlin, Iowa
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) greets children following a campaign event at Darrell's Place on in Hamlin, Iowa (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Politics on the Ground, Heroism on the Big Screen

As we start a new month let’s jump around a bit and cover several topics and issues:

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Melting snow from last weekend's blizzard
Melting snow from last weekend's blizzard (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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SC Wrestling Tournament Creates New Memories As Snow Melts Away

At this time last week we were wondering if a big snowstorm was really on its way or would this be another miss by forecasters. Clearly many of them got this one right. However we really got a break this week with warmer weather and so much of the record snowfall has melted already.

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A yield sign at the top of a ramp from I-195 onto Cedar Swamp Rd in Jackson
A yield sign at the top of a ramp from I-195 onto Cedar Swamp Rd in Jackson (Google Street View)
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Do You Know What a Yield Sign Means?

We all have pet-peeves when it comes to driving: tailgaters, slow drivers in the left lane, those that don’t use turn signals, those who swerve in and out of traffic and in recent year’s texting on a cell phone. They would clearly be on just about everyone’s list and I’ll throw in another: failure to even consider what a yield sign means.

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Giant panda Tai Shan enjoys a birthday cake at the National Zoo
Giant panda Tai Shan enjoys a birthday cake at the National Zoo (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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How The Best Can Still Be Yet to Come

As I close in on another birthday that is not a reason to celebrate I realize that no longer can I say “the best is yet to come” because in all truth it’s likely passed.

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Route 37 at Hooper Ave in Toms River during the blizzard
Route 37 at Hooper Ave in Toms River during the blizzard (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Aftermath of the Blizzard

The effects of Saturday’s massive snowstorm are still being felt as several school districts remain closed today and many others have delayed openings.

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