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Common Ground

At their joint forum at California’s Saddleback megachurch on Saturday, both candidates voiced their opposition to gay marriage. Though the candidates came down on opposite sides of the California initiative that would ban gay marriage, both stressed that they opposed same-sex marriage. Obama called marriage “a sacred union,” drawing applause when he added, “God is in the mix.” God is …

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Morning View – The Frying Pan

The rusty old Frying Pan is a former lightship that warned ships about the shoals off North Carolina’s Outer Banks from 1930-1965. After it was decommissioned, it sank at its berth in the Chesapeake Bay and remained underwater for three years. It was salvaged in 1989 and somehow made its way to the Chelsea Waterside Park where it was turned …

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Summer Streets, Week Two

Seven of us did another all day (seven hours!) bike ride yesterday, enjoying the second week of Manhattan’s fantastic Summer Streets program. Above are Craig, Farmboy C, Little David, Chris, Dr. Jeff, and Father Tony posing on the pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We started up at East 69th where we found the downtown route on Park Avenue at least …

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Ricky Loved Madonna

As longtime readers know, there are a handful of short stories from my archives that I repost annually. Today is Madonna’s 50th birthday and this story makes its third appearance in memory of a departed friend. Ricky Loved MadonnaToday is August 16th. It’s Madonna’s 48th birthday. That’s not something of which I’d ordinarily make note……… Twenty years ago today, August …

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Broadway Friday

-Marni Raab takes over for Jennifer Hope Wills as Christine in Phantom Of The Opera, beginning August 20th. Wills is going on maternity leave and is expected to return to the show next June. – Casting has been announced for 13, A New Musical, set to begin previews on September 16th. The show tells the story of a 13 year-old …

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“Hillary Now” Gets Protest Permit For DNC

Longtime South Florida AIDS and LGBT activist Bob Kunst, the founder of angry Clinton supporter group Hillary Now, has announced that his group has obtained a permit to protest Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Hillary Now plans to urge attendees to support John McCain. The permit notes that 100 members of Hillary Now will be allowed onto the …

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NYFD Calendar Returns (Unofficially)

OK, this is confusing. Remember this time last year when the New York Fire Department swore they’d never do another calendar after one of their firefighters was found have appeared in an episode of Guys Gone Wild? Even though the calendar raised over $150K for fire education and safety, showing your substantial fire hose was apparently verboten. Well, there is …

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