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Finicky cat calls own menu

June 14, 2015 The kid yelled. “But I don’t like beets.” The cold-hearted mom wasn’t moved. “Beets boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, fight cancer and increase energy.” The kid sniffed at the foul gun. more »»

In defense of the so-called ‘oversensitive’ among us

June 14, 2015 You know, my whole life, I’ve been told I’m too sensitive. Hmm. I guess it’s possible. more »»

Soap opera summaries

June 14, 2015 “BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL”: Maya congratulates Rick for keeping his title as CEO. Rick explains that he’d walked away. more »»

Birthday baa-baas bless Burt’s bride

June 7, 2015 For her birthday, my sweet wife asked for only one thing — a gas-powered weed trimme. more »»

Dodging dinosaur chickens

May 31, 2015 Scientists are building dinosaurs from chickens. Seriously. I studied enough cheesy horror movies in my youth to know to be frightene. more »»

Memorial Day may be over, but remember every day

May 30, 2015 You know, I was all set to prattle on and on this morning about the Cleveland Cavalier. more »»

Remember those who died for their country

May 25, 2015 Dear Readers: Memorial Day has become a three-day holiday of picnics and cookouts. more »»

Jarring discovery

May 25, 2015 Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about baby-food jars: “Who on earth invented the shape of baby-food jars? Obviously it was not a mother! Recently, my partner and I began feeding one of... more »»

Benefits vs. side effects

May 25, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 60-year-old male in good health, and I play tennis and swim several days a week. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

May 25, 2015 This deal occurred in the 1981 women’s world championship match between Great Britain and the United States. At the first table, with a British pair North-South, the bidding went as shown. more »»

Bring Burton back to the name game

May 24, 2015 I have a weird name. I mean rare. Let’s see, there’s a police chief in Indiana who shares my name, and there’s Burton Cummings (who?). more »»

Chalk up some outdoor playtime with the kids this summer

May 24, 2015 Chalk up some outdoor playtime with your kids with one of the simplest of art supplies, a bucket of chalk. more »»

Workplace drama queens not worth the time

May 24, 2015 Dear Annie: I work in an office with 35 women, and it seems as though someone is always hating someone else. Right now, I am the target of two women. more »»

Finding new homes for unwanted antique toys

May 24, 2015 Moving to a smaller house or apartment or trying for a less cluttered house usually means there are unwanted toys. more »»

Soap Opera Summaries

May 24, 2015 “BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL”: Ridge is introduced to Maya’s friend, Nick, who gives him valuable insight into what she endured throughout her transition. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

May 24, 2015 Opening lead — king of hearts. A declarer is often guided to the right line of play by the bidding of one or both opponents. more »»

Recommended reads

May 24, 2015 “Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Adult fiction) Henry Whittaker, a poor-born Englishman, makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man... more »»

Dream a little nightmare with me

May 17, 2015 My heinous deeds were horrible. Incomprehensible. Indefensible. Except that I hadn’t really committed them. My wife dreamed them all up. Literally. She shook me awake and glared. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

May 17, 2015 Good bidding gets you to the best contract a very high percentage of the time. Every bid you make sends partner a message, and your partner replies in kind. more »»

Recommended reads

May 17, 2015 “Horrorstor” by Grady Hendrix (Adult horror) Picture a huge IKEA-type store in northeast Ohio that suddenly goes amuck. more »»



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