This’ll teach former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Gov. Mike Dukakis to share a favorite recipe, let alone give out his home address.

The Boston Globe on Wednesday published a feature on Dukakis’ love of turkey soup and his habit of collecting turkey carcasses to make enough soup for a year for his family.

“We roll our eyes and laugh,” says Ali Dukakis, who is one of a dozen grandchildren. “Any wincing that we have is not reflected on him. He could not care less. That’s why he’s a special person.”

When Dukakis travels for Thanksgiving, the carcass that’s left travels back home with him. Often, it’s packed in the car, but one year when they took the train, the carcass did, too.

“My grandmother was so embarrassed that he’d taken the carcass on the train,” Ali Dukakis says. “But we just laugh about it.”

Two years ago, Dukakis went to Washington, where Ali works at ABC News, and insisted on buying a turkey to carve up in her studio apartment.

He also insisted on carrying the carcass with his luggage back home to Brookline.

After making each batch, he stores half of it in the refrigerator and half in the freezer, removing it for a lunch or a dinner meal. “A turkey carcass,” he notes, “will yield a lot of soup.”

“If you freeze these things they’re good for months,” he says. “Just take them out when you have a hankering, let it thaw out and have some soup. Lunches, dinners, everything.”

Dukakis invited people to drop off their turkey carcasses at his home — 85 Perry Street in Brookline, Mass. — and, wouldn’t you know, that’s just what people have been doing.

It started at 5:30 on Friday morning. Someone rang the door bell and left two carcasses.

By 11, they had a dozen. By this morning, he had 20 and was out of room to freeze them.

“We are well supplied,” Dukakis told the Boston Globe.

The situation sparked a new Twitter hashtag, “Ducarcass”.

Here’s the governor’s recipe if you’d like to try it out:

“Take the carcass, stick it in the pot. Cover it with water. Quarter an onion and toss that in. Add lots of salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil. And then simmer it for three hours. Very important. If you go three and a half, even better. Let it cool. Take the bones out. Clean whatever meat is on the bones, put it back in the soup. Toss in a handful of rice. Somewhere between half a cup and a cup of rice. Add whatever vegetables you’ve got. Peas are good. Carrots are good. Heat it up again. And then enjoy.”

Three stories in the news today reveals that some realities of war don’t fit on bumper stickers:

Steve Fiscus in 2009. Photo: Jeffrey Thompson/MPR News.

Steve Fiscus has died. He once filed a claim with the Veterans Administration because he had Parkinson’s, which he believed was attributed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. The VA denied the claim, even though it acknowledged it could be linked.

So he formed an organization to track returning Vietnam veterans who had Parkinson’s and found a common thread: Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant used in the war.

“He’d say: ‘I’m not doing this for myself. I’m doing this for all veterans,’ ” Patricia Fiscus said.

He worked as a machinist until his hands shook so much he couldn’t work anymore.

Ten years after he was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the VA added the disease to the list of illnesses for which it provides benefits.

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images/File.

Therapist Shelley Koski, who works for the Minnesota Department of Corrections is one of the few American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteers in the country. The department allows time off for people to volunteer at disasters. But she’s been denied the opportunity to use her allotted 15-days to help train other to counsel returning veterans and their families at a Red Cross workshops.

At a recent session on depression, she talked a vet out of suicide.

The department says it doesn’t consider the workshop a disaster.

“I did assume, I thought 22 to 23 veterans committing suicide a day is a disaster,” she tells the Star Tribune. “I can’t imagine somebody not supporting this, and then when they decided to become a yellow ribbon ­company, the hypocrisy was very, very difficult.”

She says she’ll do it on her own time, then.

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Afghanistan’s election commission says one of its officials escaped unharmed after a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in the capital, Kabul, killing his bodyguard and wounding his driver. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

The U.S. is about to send billions more in aid to a corrupt Afghanistan, where it will probably disappear, the the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says.

We’ve already sent more than $1 trillion, much of it wasted on things like a $43 million natural gas refueling station which is relatively unused because there’s no market for it.

The money vanishes thanks to the crooks there, but also the ones here. The Pentagon “can’t explain” what happened, but it doesn’t have to. The government will give it more anyway.

“What I’m identifying are not just Afghan or Afghan-related problems, they are problems with the way the United States government operates,” John Sopko tells the Associated Press about a scandal that doesn’t rise to a significant enough level to be a current campaign issue.

Eireann Dolan, the girlfriend of Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle, announced on her blog last week that she and her beau intended to host Syrians for Thanksgiving, given they’d fled their homeland in search of a better life.

The state I’m originally from (Illinois), the state my boyfriend Sean is originally from (New Jersey), and the state in which we both currently live (Arizona). All three states joined so many others in saying they would turn away these refugees because they are afraid some of them might be ISIS sympathizers.

When her grandfather brought his family to the United States, they settled in Chicago and were met with scorn and disdain.

When they came to this country, it would have been very easy for them to be mistaken for those who would wish to commit terrorist activities when all they really wanted to do was to give their children a better life free from war and poverty.

Despite the way they were treated, her family stayed in Chicago.

You would have to be head over heels in love with a country to counteract the fact that some of its people actively discriminated against you.

Her grandfather died recently and yesterday was the first Thanksgiving without him. So they invited other refugees to join them for dinner.

Changing hearts and minds is not something that can be done from the “top down” – that is, you can’t expect politicians or laws or military actions to change the way people view one another and how they act toward each other as a result.

Hearts and minds are changed through small actions that we all have the ability to take every single day.

We see on the news that we should fear these refugees, half of whom are children. That there’s a chance they could “radicalize” once they get here. I in no way want to even lend credence to this fear, but wouldn’t you say that the single best way to prevent radicalization is through one-on-one ambassadorship?

Like it or not, you are an ambassador for this country. Everything you do has the propensity to be perceived as our culture to those who are new here. Don’t waste your ambassadorship. Our culture is our greatest asset.

Related: Aunt of drowned Syrian boy hopes her family will be in Canada by Christmas (NY Daily News)

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