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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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I am from Virgina very close to where the VPI shooter grew up. My brothers still live in the area. It is a creepy feeling when this stuff closes in on where I live and where my family lives. Four towns in NH closed their schools for today and tomorrow due to security threats. I was leaving a meeting in one of those towns when two fighter jets flew over. This is a rare sight since we don't have any bases here. It was shades of 9/11. It turns out the threat was written two years ago by a student but had today's date on it. They tracked the student down and he has since graduated and apparently has turned his life around. The schools remain closed for tomorrow anyway. It is the anniversary of Columbine.

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