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Thanksgiving Means Homemade Ravioli

For Thanksgiving, the Digitale clan shows how we prepare a dish that has become as much a mainstay of our annual holiday dinners as the turkey. Robert’s grandfather, John Digitale, one of the main characters of this blog’s “American Risotto” vignettes, made ravioli. And now, so do his great-grandchildren.… Read More »

Farewell to FAFSA, or What College Aid Did For Me

BY ROBERT DIGITALE Free at last. Almost, anyway. For the first time in 10 years, I won’t be filling out the online college aid form known as the FAFSA, the Free Application For Student Aid. Over the past decade, my family has religiously filled out this federal form, an exercise in revealing our income, assets and debts. To satisfy other requirements, I have provided colleges with our income tax forms and tried to estimate the value of our single-family home.… Read More »

Christmas Special: What So Great about “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Nolan Burns is a graduate of Montgomery High and Simpson University. Read his post while a communications student at Simpson on this classic Jimmy Stewart film about a man who gets to see what his small town would have been like if he had never been born.… Read More »