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Real Help for Real Living: I felt like Richard Gere  in “Pretty Woman”

Real Help for Real Living: I felt like Richard Gere in “Pretty Woman”

by Rev. Tony Marciano First, get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about the closing scene in “Pretty Woman.” Richard Gere is driven up to Miss Vivian’s apartment…. Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: My son’s Italian wedding… Part 3

Real Help for Real Living: My son’s Italian wedding… Part 3

I learned early on how important wedding receptions are in the Italian culture. I once watched a friend “botch” the reception.  My uncle Tony Capone (yes, I have a “Capone”… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: My Son’s Italian Wedding… Part 2

Real Help for Real Living: My Son’s Italian Wedding… Part 2

by Rev. Tony Marciano A few weeks ago, my son got married to an incredible woman. I am so excited for the two of them. During the ceremony, my sister… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: My Son’s Italian Wedding… Part 1

Real Help for Real Living: My Son’s Italian Wedding… Part 1

by Rev. Tony Marciano A few weeks ago my son got married to an incredible woman, and I’m so excited for the two of them. Better yet, I’ve calculated that… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: Where in the world is  Belleville, N.J.?

Real Help for Real Living: Where in the world is Belleville, N.J.?

by Rev. Tony Marciano The Broadway play “The Jersey Boys” invaded Charlotte for a second time recently, telling the story of singing group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Three… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: I was 15 minutes late, but I didn’t want them to know, so…

Real Help for Real Living: I was 15 minutes late, but I didn’t want them to know, so…

by Rev. Tony Marciano Let me tell you a little story about approval addiction. Recently, I made an appointment to meet with a friend. I estimated the travel time to… Read more »

Don’t let the jerks  get the best of you

Don’t let the jerks get the best of you

Real Help for Real Living Some years ago, after having a BAD day, I walked into Books-A-Million at Concord Mills Mall and asked, “Do you have the book ‘Don’t Let… Read more »

There is a mistress in my marriage

There is a mistress in my marriage

Real Help for Real Living by Rev. Tony Marciano When my daughter was in college, I tried to convince her to go pre-law. That lasted one semester… she wasn’t wired… Read more »

Letter to the Editor for February 17

Letter to the Editor for February 17

Dear editor, I just read your article on the Interstate 485 widening project. I was very disappointed to see that it will still be another year before they even start…. Read more »

The three stages of marriage

The three stages of marriage

Real Help for Real Living by Rev. Tony Marciano I believe life is very much like a roller coaster. You’re going up the hill, enjoying the upward climb. It’s great;… Read more »

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