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Seasons of September to remember

August 30, 2015 Several eons ago when I was in elementary school, the teacher assigned us to write an essay about our favorite month. I chose September. more »»

Get ready for football –– we sure are

August 23, 2015 Inserted inside today’s Tribune Chronicle you will find a sure-fire way to tell that the summer is winding down and the kids will start heading back to school this week. more »»

Some facts too creepy

August 23, 2015 There’s nothing like scientific discovery to twist a perfectly good day into a tumult of terro. more »»

Cartoons, cereal ruled Saturdays

August 16, 2015 Sugar-coated cereals, a parade of toy commercials, and a blitz of wacky and wonderful cartoons — I lived for Saturday mornings. Adults ruled the rest of the week. more »»

Some tip-top lessons from ‘Top Gun’

August 16, 2015 Anyone over a certain age will immediately identify the movie associated with this phrase “I feel the need. The need for spee. more »»

R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Ohio farmers, agriculture

August 13, 2015 I am tired of farmers getting a picked on; one moment, we are the beloved, hard-working, salt of the Earth people and the next moment we are cruel, heartless, monsters out to ruin the world. more »»

Old dogs learn new login tricks

August 9, 2015 The taunting words flashed from the computer screen: “Invalid sign-in. Make sure caps lock is off.” “It’s because of my age, isn’t it?,” I yelled at the machine. more »»

Young couple needs help with intimacy issue

August 3, 2015 Dear Annie: I am 30 and my wife is 27, and we are completely in love. My wife is a very spiritual woman and wanted to wait until we were married to have sex. more »»

Carts not for garbage

August 3, 2015 Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about supermarket carts: “When my hubby and I grocery-shop, we each bring in a cart and come out with no carts. It is so easy to do this. more »»

Rash to recognize

August 3, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: My sister broke out in a full-body rash of red, itchy blotches, and her doctor told her it was erythema multiforme. It is rare, and he sees only a few cases per year. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

August 3, 2015 This deal, which occurred in the 1993 Grand National Teams, was the key to a victory by an upstart New England team against a favored Chicago foursome. more »»

Blankie reboots my brain

August 2, 2015 Lately, it seems that every time I attempt to commit an act of work, whatever computer I open flashes a message that I need to shut it down right now for very extremely super vital important upgrades. more »»

Sister must learn to accept husband’s kids

August 2, 2015 Dear Annie: My sister, “Helen,” and her first husband never had children. He died eight years ago. more »»

History of chair shows larger size equals power

August 2, 2015 Chairs have one main purpose, but they are made in multiple shapes, sizes and types of material. Pictures show chairs in ancient Egypt, but they were not in common use until the 16th century. more »»

Soap Opera Summaries

August 2, 2015 "THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL": Devastated by Aly's death after she "slipped," Thorne demands answers from Steffy. Thorne is furious when during the eulogy Ridge makes negative remarks about Al. more »»

Recommended reads

August 2, 2015 “As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: a Flavia de Luce Novel” (#7) by Alan Bradley (Adult Mystery) Start at the beginning of this series (Book 1 is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie) and read thes... more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

August 2, 2015 A problem frequently encountered by declarer is whether to finesse or play for the drop when missing the Q-x-x-x of a sui. more »»

Best Sellers

August 2, 2015 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “Code of Conduct” by Brad Thor (Atria / Emily Bestler Books) 4. more »»

Joyful times with Mary Joyce

July 28, 2015 The little boy in this story had a wonderful playmate named Mary Joyce when they were both 3 and 4 years old. more »»

Talk to friend directly about disappointment

July 27, 2015 Dear Annie: How do you cope with a friendship where the person stays connected just enough to continually remind you of how unimportant you are? I have a friend with whom I was once quite close. more »»



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