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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 »»

Wife doesn’t want husband involved in business

May 17, 2015 Dear Annie: I’d like to start a small business, but I’m afraid to mingle my finances with my husband’s. We have a house, which is paid off and in both of our names. more »»

Luck and location can lead to finding treasure

May 17, 2015 Geography, knowledge and luck are a big part of finding a treasure in an unexpected place, and at a low price. It happens. more »»

Soap Opera Summaries

May 17, 2015 “BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL”: When questioning the authenticity of his concern for Rick’s feelings, Brooke blames Ridge for being the reason for her son’s current situation. more »»

Stop worrying about neighbors and put up fence

May 16, 2015 Dear Annie: My next-door neighbor has made my husband and me feel like prisoners in our own hom. more »»

Garage floor needs help

May 16, 2015 Dear Heloise: What kind of dry absorbant could I sprinkle on my garage floor so I could sweep up the oily road film / sand / slush with a broom? I’ve seen cat-box filler suggeste. more »»

Don’t mess with IRS

May 16, 2015 Today I thought I’d reach into my bulging mailbag to respond to a few of your questions. I love to get mail from you, my lovely readers. more »»



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