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  1. I've got a love-a-lee rancid coconut...

    I mentioned earlier there are a lot of Indian people in Hicksville. We ate at one of the many Indian restaurants today for lunch, then went to the Indian grocery next door. My wife was impressed with some of the produce, and brought home some green mangos, mint leaves, a guayaba, and two coconuts.

    She had something in mind for the coconuts. I don't know what, but when she starts rattling pots and pans I just step aside and let her go to town.

    She put the two coconuts ...
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  2. Feliz (casi) Año Nuevo!

  3. Merry Christmas from Hicksville



    Finally got the house decorated.
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  4. The number of American ex-pats doubles

    From a blog by an international tax attorney:
    The number of individuals expatriating from the U.S. more than doubled in 2010. Expatriating individuals include people that either renounce their U.S. citizenship or terminate their long-term U.S. permanent residency.

    In 2009, the total number of expatriates was 742. In 2010, the number increased to 1,534 --- a 207% increase. Last year had perhaps the highest number of expatriates in any year in U.S. history. I anticipate that
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  5. Extended families are great!

    My mother in law came up for the birth of our daughter and is staying till March. Thank God for that. Not that a mother, father, and ten year old can't adequately care for a newborn; rather because the addition of one more adult family member reduces the workload tremendously.

    She even tolerates our tiny dog. Actually, I think she loves him as much as my daughter and I do, which makes up for my wife's loathing for him. Maybe not loathing, but she barely tolerates him. I'm proud ...
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