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The holidays are upon us and time for a recipe or two

Let’s skip the normal politics and the standard “here’s what I’m thankful for” columns. Instead, every year I prefer to share a recipe or two. In my new book, “Before You Wake,” the last third of the book is recipes. I believe there is something soul nourishing about people coming together around a table to break bread. We should not limit it to the holidays, but we should all do more of it. A shared meal that someone takes time to cook seems to be a lost art. We need more of it.

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Some reflections on this season of Thanksgiving

It is tempting at this time of the year to compose a “I am thankful for ... ” column. But I can’t. Not because I don’t have so very much for which to be thankful — I do — but because no one could ever top the efforts of the late Furman Bisher, sports editor of the Atlanta newspaper, and the finest writer to come down the pike. His annual Thanksgiving columns will never be surpassed, so I won’t try. I will simply say I am thankful to have known Furman Bisher.

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Gun control: The assault on Congress by the medical journals

In the wake of the heinous Las Vegas shooting, the medical politicians of the American Medical Association and the public health establishment — which is to the left side of politics on just about any topic even remotely related to medicine — have rallied to the cause of gun control political propaganda, rather than science. Toward the cause, they have resumed drumming up arguments that have been thoroughly refuted in the past. And this is true for the most prestigious medical journals, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the British Lancet.

Charles E. Richardson

The village is on fire, let’s put it out

Let’s take a walk through the village. One northern section is pristine with nice big huts with manicured grounds, good schools where the best teachers teach and where businesses locate. Those businesses hire workers from the same section of the village and do business with their neighbors. Residents there rarely leave the perceived safe confines of their section.

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Understanding critics

I have a few unequivocally correct critics who point out the multiple errors in each column I write. They own the truth. One wrote that I am “a vindictive ex-priest who bamboozles gullible readers with razzle-dazzle-forked-tongued interpretations of scripture.” Strong language. But I must ask, “am I?”

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