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Happy 96th Birthday, Dad

When I was 12, I had no idea what a homeless person was. All I knew was living in a safe, warm and comfortable home with two parents who loved me. Despite having very modest means, pretty much anything my younger brother, Keith, or I wanted, we got. But if Keith or I wanted something — be it a new

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The opening day battle cry for a Pirates fan with an asterisk: ‘Sell Nutting, sell!’

The opening day battle cry for a Pirates fan with an asterisk: ‘Sell Nutting, sell!’

Baseball season begins today. Hope springs eternal they say, except in Pittsburgh, where grumbling about owner Bob Nutting’s thriftiness has become the de rigueur social take. The Pirates will start the season with a $73 million payroll, or about $150 million or so less than the world champion Boston Red Sox. And it will go down significantly in late July

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If you want to be happier, keep your personal information private and find more free time, Quit Facebook

I dropped off of Facebook on Nov. 1, in part because of security concerns, a little because I spent entirely too much time with it but largely because it was making me miserable. Imagine waking up each day and checking out the internet with the morning coffee and reading on Facebook that some other user — theoretically, a friend —

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