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Act Happy with the HAPPY Act

It was fun to learn today that U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., is proposing a $3,500 tax deduction for “qualified pet care expenses.”  This legislation (H.R. 3501), titled the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years Act (aka HAPPY Act). (more…)

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What is life worth?

The New York Times this week took a very interesting tack in discussing this age-old question. My immediate thoughts went to my father, who is living with cancer, and is fortunate enough to have good health insurance. Recently my mother showed me four years’ worth of monthly itemized bills from the hospitals Dad’s been to […]

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South Hadley is a quiet place. A great place to call home. So this morning the local NPR affiliate caught my ear with town news. Cool, I thought. When does sleepy South Hadley gets its moment to shine? Listen up, Keith. WFCR has a regular feature called “Field Notes.” It’s a great segment featuring locals […]

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