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SNIPPETZ GOBBLES UP SOME THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS
ISSUE 577 • NOVEMBER 19, 2012
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“May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!” – Anonymous
very family has their own traditions. When it comes to Thanksgiving, turkey, stufﬁng, potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and relatives (both wanted and unwanted) are usually central to the celebration. But what would a Thanksgiving celebration be without giving thanks? Snippetz looks into the array of traditions Thanksgiving brings for people around the country.
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it was for a period of good fortune the Pilgrims experienced. It’s said that around 1789, President George Washington declared a day of thanks which caught on in several cities and states. These locations often celebrated in the fall. However, apparently not everyone was on board since times were still very tough for a good portion of the nation.
THANKSGIVING DAY ORIGINS We all know the story about the Pilgrims who sailed from Europe to the new World in search of religious freedom. Their ship, the Mayflower set sail on Sept. 6, 1620. After weeks of travel, they reached land at Plymouth Rock in present-day Massachusetts.
Eventually the idea spread to other parts of the country and by the time of the Civil War, it is said that it was very popular. The official designation of a “day of thanks” came around the end of 1863 by President Lincoln who assigned it to the last Thursday of November. In 1941, the day became an official national holiday as declared by Congress.
During the winter following their colonization in North America, the Pilgrims were hit hard by harsh weather. It is said that nearly half of the original colonists died during that winter. The help of a Native American tribe, the Wampanoag, provided the Pilgrims with the know-how to survive. They learned to fish, hunt and grow crops like corn and pumpkins.
WHERE’S THE TURKEY? Arguably, the most notable tradition of Thanksgiving is the main course: turkey. While it isn’t clear whether or not the original Thanksgiving Day included turkey, mainly because the Pilgrims used the term “turkey” to describe any kind of wild fowl, it has certainly become a staple in modern times.
The autumn of 1621 brought a bountiful harvest and William Bradford, the Governor of the colony, wanted a way to show thanks for the crops and for the help the Native American tribes provided. He organized a three-day celebration to include a feast with a variety of wild game such as geese, ducks and venison, as well as different grains like corn and barley. Games, races and general shenanigans followed.
chickens who want a piece of the action? Thanks to Louisiana, those particular birds can have a special place at the Thanksgiving table too, if you so desire, as part of a Turducken. A Turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken. Nothing beats a bird inside a bird inside a bird. West Coast dwellers might not see a turkey at all on Thanksgiving. Dungeness crab season starts in early November, making it a likely alternative. Or perhaps you’ll just rub your turkey in coffee as they sometimes do in Hawaii. Or what about deep fried turkey? The popularity of that particular method has risen in recent years, although be warned: about 1,000 fires are started each year due to deep fried turkey incidents.
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ing your Thanksgiving Day table. But many other parts of the country prefer to use white bread as their main stuffing ingredient. Equally popular throughout the country is the addition of turkey giblets, oysters, apples or chestnuts to name a few.
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YOU AIN’T NOTHING BUT A HOUND DOG… In several states including North and South Carolina, Virginia, Thanksgiving Day means it’s time for “The Blessing of The Hounds.” This tradition, dating as far back as the seventh century, is said to bless the hound dogs used in a fox hunt before they are turned loose.
The first intercollegiate football game to be held on Thanksgiving Day was in 1876. The first National Football League game to take place on Thanksgiving was in 1934 and featured the Chicago Bears battling the Detroit Lions. The Lions have made it a tradition of playing a game on this same holiday ever since, with the exception of a sixseason gap between 1939 and 1944, compliments of the second World War.
According to folklore, Saint Hubert, who prior to being deemed a saint is said to have been a bit on the ornery side, had a spiritual revelation one morning before he set out on a hunt. Subsequently, he is said to have dedicated his life to God and developed the tradition of blessing the hounds before they set out on their hunt.
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This tradition was first brought to the United States on Oct. 1, 1927. Mrs. Walter C. White is credited with its introduction, having borrowed the idea from France.
I JUST WANT TO SAY “THANKS” Bottom line: Thanksgiving Day is about giving thanks for what you have. Many families around the country include their own twist on how this is done. Some do a round robin where each member tells what they are thankful for. Others have each guest write it down on a piece of paper and throw them all in a hat. Then they draw each piece out one at a time, read it aloud and try to guess who wrote what. Some even let their guests write what they are thankful for on the table cloth so the memories can last year after year.
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kay, I have a confession. I have a Christmas cactus addiction. Is it serious? Well, it might be. I love Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus and Easter cactus. Their fuchsia like flower is stunning on a cold winter’s day. I call it an addiction because I can’t seem to stop myself from first buying any color I don’t already have, and then anytime a branch falls off I can’t throw it away. Instead I just can’t stop myself from rooting it in water, which will later be either added to one of my other plants or if there’s no room, than here comes number seventeen! That may not seem so bad except I have two kids and three dogs and so I end up with quite a few fallen branches. Oh well, there are worse things than having thirty tiny Holiday cactus spread around your home. One difference between the three holiday cacti, you might have already figured out, is their bloom time. They all bloom close to the holiday they’re named after and often at least one other time too.
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All three types are true cacti, but they require more moderate watering. Water about once a week when the top inch of soil is on the dry side and fertilize at half strength. Blooming is a reaction to the change in hours of daylight. When you see buds start to form you can reduce the amount of water and stop fertilizing until after the blossoms have fallen for a much more vibrant color. They all do best in bright indirect light. If their dark green foliage starts to fade or becomes shriveled looking than it needs to be moved to a cooler spot.
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Theater. Putting her name in the hat on a bet, sheâ€™d originally planned a dance number. History was made when she changed her mind and sang â€œThe Object of My Affection.â€?
â€˘ On Nov. 24, 1849, John Froelich, the inventor of the first internal-combustion tractor, is born in Girard, Iowa. Froelich and investors formed the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company. The Waterloo Tractor Works, owned by John Deere since 1918, remains one of the largest tractor factories in the United States.
â€˘ On Nov. 20, 1945, a series of trials of accused Nazi war criminals, conducted by a U.S., French and Soviet military tribunal based in Nuremberg, Germany, begins. Twenty-four former Nazi officials were tried, and half would be sentenced to death by hanging.
â€˘ On Nov. 22, 1900, the first car to be produced under the Mercedes name is taken for its inaugural drive in Cannstatt, Germany. The car was specially built for Emil Jellinek, a fan of fast, flashy cars. He bought 36 of them. In exchange, the company agreed to name the car after Jellinekâ€™s 11-year-old daughter, Mercedes.
â€˘ On Nov. 23, 1959, Robert Stroud, the famous â€œBirdman of Alcatraz,â€? is released from solitary confinement for the first time since 1916. For 15 years, Stroud lived among canaries brought to him by visitors, and he became an expert in birds and ornithological diseases. In 1943, Stroudâ€™s Digest of the Diseases of Birds, a 500-page text that included his own illustrations, was published to general acclaim.
â€˘ On Nov. 19, 1915, British airman Richard Bell Davies performs a daring rescue, swooping down in his plane to whisk a downed fellow pilot from behind the Turkish lines. The British government awarded him the Victoria Cross. â€˘ On Nov. 21, 1934, teenager Ella Fitzgerald wins Amateur Night at Harlemâ€™s Apollo
â€˘ On Nov. 25, 1963, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated three days earlier, is buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. An eternal flame was lit by his widow to forever mark the grave. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
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for our problems, we dribble away the energy and resources we need to find solutions. Blaming focuses on the problem and those people and events we believe interacted to create our miserable plight. It does nothing to help us unearth a solution.
GUINEA PIGS HAVE NO PROBLEMS By Ron Ross
y granddaughter has a guinea pig. Recently I spent several minutes looking at and talking with her about the little creature. He has a very soft furry coat, a cute little nose, and he doesn’t mind if you hold him. He has quite a lovely cage with a variety of things to play with. He even has a little house he can go into when the stresses of life become so great he needs a place of escape. “What does he do all day?” I asked her. “I don’t think he does anything. He mostly just eats and sleeps.”
“Sounds like a pretty good life to me!” I said.
that guinea pig. He sits in his nice little glass cage, is fed fresh food and water every day and cares nothing about shifting tectonic plates, nuclear proliferation, diminishing bank balances, or the increasing arthritis pain in my left knee. He has no problems and therefore no reason for existence.
“Yeah, really,” she responded. “No homework.” “The guinea pig has it all, doesn’t he?” I said. “Nice house, toys to play with and every day someone drops some lettuce on him and replaces his water bottle with fresh water.”
Problems are not our problem; how we face them and what we do with them is.
I thought about the variety of problems I face compared to the little furry creature in the cage. My problems are much greater than wondering when the next time someone will drop some fresh vegetables on my head. But do I want to spend my days alone in a glass cage surrounded by everything I need to survive? Do I want a life without problems?
The first and most important step to solving the problems we have is to realize that they are indeed OUR problems. We must come to terms with the fact that we are in the situation we are today because of decisions and actions we made yesterday. And wherever we will be tomorrow will be the direct result of the decisions and actions we make today.
Problems are what life is made up of. If we faced no problems and everyday our every need was provided for without calling forth any effort on our behalf why would we ever get out of bed? We would have no more use for living than
Like you, I find it much easier to blame my mother, or the economy, or global warming for my situation, but blaming does not solve problems, it exacerbates them. As long as we spend our time blaming everything and everyone else
TROUBLE, BE GONE By Nick Yanez
n this soiled world of transgression and tragedy, there come few opportunities to ignore it all. Why do you think movies like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and this-weeks-number-one-flick Twilight seem to dominate our popculture? It’s because we all need a break from reality from time to time. Obsession with fantasy and theater is all part of modern humanity. So what’s a Tri-Lakes area resident to do when they need to get away from all the madness? It’s simple – find the only worthy entertainment in town…
Rodz Variety Show is the aforementioned shindig. Saturday, November 24th at 9:00pm is the best way to let go of the daily hassle. They’ll be a room full of scandalous women singing and dancing, a
It is not easy to admit, “This is my problem. I created it, or at least I let it happen. Now I must find a solution.” Yet accepting responsibility for our problems moves us towards a solution; it directs the mind to find a way out, and our minds are incredibly good at solving problems. Solution oriented people find ways to improve their predicament; they believe that tomorrow is bright because they are working today to resolve their problems. Problem oriented people find themselves deeper and deeper into their tribulations with no end in sight. This leads me to the question you probably knew I would ask: Are you problem oriented or are you solution oriented? Either way, I’m sure you are pleased you’re not a guinea pig living comfortably in a glass cage with absolutely no problems and therefore, no real reason to live. © 2012 Dr. Ron Ross Please send comments to Dr.Ross@RonRossToday.com.
hilarious host, professional sound (from a certifiable genius), and much more entertainment. This adult event is scheduled to allow only those of drinking age into the building. A $10 ticket is all you’ll need. You can buy online at www. PinzBowling.com, call the center at (719) 487-7469, or just pay your fee at the door on the night of. If you happen to be one of the rowdier folks in town, you’ll want to be at the event. In fact, you’ll want to join an hour early when O’Dell’s Brewery gives away free samples at the official Rodz’ PreGame Party, which starts when doors open for the event at 9pm. It’s a chance to let loose; the troubles of the week must suffer consequence and defeat. There is no stress; there is no sadness; not when we’re having fun. Whether that be healthy or not is for a government elected medical expert to decide; but the truth remains - laughter is the best medicine. We’ll see those smiles Saturday, at Rodz.
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& Industry to discover how ore is processed to extract gold. Hands-on learners of all ages will crush and classify ore as they learn the basics of gold ore assaying--determining the value of gold in the rock. This fast moving, interactive assay demonstration will overview the math, mechanics, and chemistry of this exciting process. Customary admission applies, and reservations are requested. Please call 719-4880880 or email us at RSVP@wmmi. org to secure your spot. Admission rates: Adults $8, Military/ AAA $7, Seniors/Students $6, Children 3-12 $4, FREE to Children under 3 & Museum Members. The Museum is located just east of I-25 at the North Gate Exit 156A. SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TEA Saturday, December 1 at 2PM At Viking Hall, 1045 Ford Street (off Galley, east of Powers) Featuring homemade holiday treats with holiday tea Program and door prizes Cost is $14
Seating limited Please phone June at 599-3235 for reservations 7th ANNUAL NORTH POLE AT TRI-LAKES ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR Dec 1st and 2nd, 2012 10AM to 4PM Grace Best School 66 Jefferson Street Downtown Monument Admission: Nonperishable food items or cash donations. Visit with Santa 1PM both days! Sponsored by Monument HIll Kiwanis Club. for more information contact: Barb at 719-495-7666 or email@example.com 4th Annual Gleneagle Festival Of Lights & Hayride Dec. 8th 2012, 5pm to 8 pm Bring the whole family for a hayride through the golf course to view the beautiful light displays while singing carols with friends & neighbors. Hayride tour is only
$2.00; 4 & under ride for free. Free cookies donated by the Gleneagle Women’s Club. Hot beverges will be available. Questions - call Rick Evelo Gleneage Golf Club, 488-0900. JULEBORD CHRISTMAS PARTY Sunday, December 16 At Viking Hall, 1045 Ford Street, Colorado Springs Social time at 2:30PM and Julebord at 3PM. Assorted salads, breads, lefse, meat and cheese trays, seafood, roast pork, vegetables, assorted Norse desserts. Caroling around the Christmas tree and a visit from Santa. Cost is $17 for members, $19 for non-members and $7 for children 5-12. For reservations, please phone Cleo at 719-598-1982 prior to December 12. Seating is limited
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TALKING TURKEY • In the U.S., an estimated 46 million turkeys were eaten at Thanksgiving, 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter. • The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 16 pounds. • When Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin sat down to eat the first meal on the moon, their foil food packets contained roasted turkey with all of the trimmings. • It’s estimated that turkeys have 3,500 feathers at maturity. The costume that Big Bird wears on “Sesame Street” is rumored to be made of turkey feathers. • Wild turkeys can ﬂy for short distances up to 55 mph and can run 20 mph sustained. Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. • President Andrew Jackson ranked turkey hash No. 1 among his favorite foods. • A turkey typically has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
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• It’s not known who made the following sage observation: “The sharper your words are, the more they’ll hurt if you have to swallow them.” • Those who study such things say that Southerners watch more TV than residents of any other region of the country. • Any given major ballet company will go through about 3,000 pairs of toe shoes every year. Under normal use, one pair will last for about one hour of performing. • If you average out the depth of the world’s seas and the elevation of the land, you’ll find that the ocean is four times as deep as the land is high. • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the leading artists of the Impressionist movement, died in 1919, at the age of 78. His last words were, “What a pity I have to go now just when I
• Researchers studying the workings of memory briefly showed human volunteers sequences of five numbers on a computer screen. When asked to repeat the numbers, the test subjects could accurately do so half the time. The same researchers conducted the same test with a chimpanzee named Ayumu, who was able to recall the number sequences 80 percent of the time. • A male sea otter shows affection by biting his mate’s nose. • If you’re a young baseball player hoping to make it in the big leagues, you might want to keep this fact in mind: Only 8 percent of those who sign major-league contracts actually play in even a single big-league game. The other 92 percent spend their careers languishing in the minor leagues for a pittance. *** Thought for the Day: “What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.” -- Wendell Phillips (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
Monument, CO. November 6, 2012. Dave Betzler and Linda Dameron of the TriLakes Health Advocacy Partnership (HAP) received a $1600 donation for its Senior Citizen program from Monument’s Mayor Travis Easton and the Monument Board of Trustees. HAP Vice President Dave Betzler, and HAP Secretary Linda Dameron, were on hand to receive the donation on behalf of the entire HAP Board of Directors. Betzler thanked Mayor Easton and the Board of Trustees, and remarked “Your generous donation will help us provide area senior citizens with weekly nutritious luncheon meals and will help support our Senior Citizens Center on Lewis Palmer High School campus.” Dameron also thanked the Mayor and the Board of Trustees for their generosity and added that the Town’s support is greatly appreciated. Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership
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fter more than 35 years of cooking, I’ve had my share of Thanksgiving Day disasters! Here are some secrets to saving your sanity and your Thanksgiving dinner: HOW TO QUICKLY DEFROST A TURKEY: You’ll need at least 24 to 48 hours (about 5 hours per pound) to thaw out a frozen turkey in the refrigerator. If you need to do a quick thaw, place the wrapped, frozen turkey in your kitchen sink or a large container like an ice chest. Cover the turkey with cold water. Drain and refill the water every half hour because as the bird thaws out, the water will get warmer. Using this method, the turkey will thaw at the rate of about a half hour for each pound. PREPARING THE BIRD: Remove the giblet package (neck, livers, heart and gizzards) from inside the cavity of the bird AND check the neck cavity. Some manufacturers place the giblet package in the neck cavity, and others place it inside the cavity closest to the legs. Most turkeys come with the legs already trussed (crossed and secured with a metal or plastic bracket). If you’re not going to stuff your bird, there’s no need to truss the legs. Trussing an unstuffed bird hinders the hot oven air from circulating inside and around the legs. This means that the dark meat will take longer to cook and the breast meat will cook faster and probably dry out before the legs ever get completely done. THE TURKEY ISN’T DONE: Don’t rely on the “pop-up” timer in the turkey, as it usually means that the breast is overcooked and the dark meat isn’t done. If the dark meat isn’t done, remove the wings and breast meat from the rest of the turkey, in one piece, if possible. Cover the breast and wing portion with foil and set it aside. Put the drumsticks and thigh portion of the turkey back into the oven to continue cooking until done. You can re-assemble the whole turkey and garnish it, or just cut it into serving portions and arrange it on a platter. STUFFING SAVERS: If the stuffing/ dressing is too wet, spread it out in a thin layer on a sheet pan so that it will dry quickly. Place it back into the oven for 5 to 7 minutes. If it’s too dry, add more pan drippings or chicken broth to the mixture. If you don’t
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New DVD Releases for Week of November 19, 2012 PICKS OF THE WEEK “The Expendables 2” (PG-13) -- The mean, pulpy-looking action heroes of yesteryear are back for another lighthearted bullet-fest. Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Ah-nuld, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and some other dudes join up with Chuck Norris to defeat the evil Jean Villain, (JeanClaude Van Damme, and yes the bad guy of the movie is really named “Villain.”) This is not a revival of the tough-guys, huge-guns action genre of the ‘80s, but
more of a self-mocking reunion special. Schwarzenegger and Willis have to cram into a tiny car. They trade dozens of oneliners referencing more famous one-liners. Things explode quite frequently. It’s a lot of fun, depending on how much you enjoy jokes about Predator and Terminator. “Grave of the Fireflies” [Blu-ray] -- Originally released in 1988, this classic work of dramatic animation is coming to Blu-ray. Set in the final days of World-War II, Seita and Setsuko are children from a small town on the mainland of Japan. The children are torn from their home by bombing raids and must find their way to safety as more of the countryside is engulfed in flames. Ghibli Studio produces amazing animated films. This movie is more serious than its usual work, but keeps the same artistic standard. It’s a tremendously sad story, filled with glimpses of intense beauty.
“Bringing Up Bobby” (PG-13) -- Olive (Milla Jovovich of “Resident Evil”) is a Ukranian-born con artist and single mother. Her precocious 10-year-old boy, Bobby (Spencer List), has a bowl cut and a million lines of adoration for his mother. The two are partners in crime, scamming their way across the American Midwest. Things turn from overtly cute to ham-handed melodrama when an accident gets Bobby in trouble and Olive has to become a lawful, non-scheming person. The whole affair has an awkward, first-time director feel to it. A good choice if you want to catch a nap during a movie and not feel too left out. “Black Magic” (1949) -- Orson Welles goes all-in on this hammy psycho-thriller about the POWERS OF THE MIND! Welles is Cagliostro, a hypnotist traveling with gypsies in some bygone era that demanded elaborate costuming and ridicu-
lous set pieces. Cagliostro starts abusing his powers then gets reeled into a scheme to replace the queen of France. In many scenes, Welles gives the camera his most smoldering stares as the light filters directly onto his eyes. If you love the majesty and drama of “Citizen Kane,” then you can suffer through “Black Magic” and have a few laughs along the way.
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SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Ray Miller, who was fired after 139 games of the 1986 season. 2. It was 764 consecutive games. 3. Bud Wilkinson (1934-36 with Minnesota; 1950, 1955-56 with Oklahoma). 4. Houston’s Hakeem Olajuwon, 1989-90.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovine’s creative forces start revving up as you plan for the upcoming holidays. Some practical aspects also emerge, especially where money is involved. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Moments of doubt disrupt your otherwise clear sense of purpose. Don’t ignore them. They could be telling you not to rush into anything until you know more about it.
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1. Grace Slick, 1970. She’d been invited to a Fitch college alumnae tea at the White House by Nixon’s daughter, Tricia, who was a former classmate. Slick wasn’t allowed into the tea, as she’d been put on an FBI list. 2. Jethro Tull, in 1975. The album version was more than 8 minutes long. 3. There were five: “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help,” “The Magic Mystery Tour,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Let it Be.” 4. M. Their biggest hit was the 1979 “Pop Muzik.” 5. The Sisters of Mercy, 1985. 6. “... I was feeling kinda seasick, but the crowd called out for more,” from “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” Procol Harum, 1967.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A planned trip might have to be delayed. Plan to use this new free time to update your skills and your resume so you’ll be ready when a new job opportunity opens. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A ﬂood of holiday party bids from business contacts allows you to mix work and pleasure. Your knowledge plus your Leonine charm wins you a new slew of admirers. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected act by a colleague complicates an agreement, causing delays in implementing it. Check out the motive for this move: It’s not what you might suspect.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be careful not to set things in stone. Much could happen over the next several days that will make you rethink some decisions and maybe change them. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your plans to help provide holiday cheer for the less fortunate inspire others to follow your generous example. Expect welcome news by week’s end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You’re in your glory as you start planning for the holiday season ahead. But leave time to deal with a problem that needs a quick and fair resolution. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) The upcoming holiday season provides a perfect setting for strengthening relationships with kin and others. A new contact has important information. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Instead of fretting over a cutting remark by a coworker, chalk it up to an outburst of envy of your well-respected status among both your colleagues and superiors. BORN THIS WEEK: You instinctively know when to be serious and when to be humorous -- attributes everyone finds endearing.
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ot all debt is bad. In spite of our being encouraged to clear all debt so that we don’t owe anything to anyone, there are some types of debt that are good and can add positively to our quality of life. The two key steps are to invest only in good debt, and to keep good debt from turning into bad debt. Mortgages are considered good debt, and it’s the biggest debt most families take on. It’s not likely that anyone can save enough to buy a house for cash. Mortgages allow families to buy their own home to live in and enjoy and to (theoretically) build up equity. Turn a good debt into a better debt -- pay it off more quickly by making extra payments. Even $100 a month extra can shave years off the end of your mortgage. Where mortgage debt becomes bad is if you take on more than you can handle. Late payments lead, at the very least, to increased fees and penalties. Taken to the extreme, late
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