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Dear Abby: My wife dislikes when I spend time with kids at ex’s home
Dear Abby: My wife dislikes when I spend time with kids at ex’s home

Dear Abby: I am a divorced father who has recently remarried. I have parenting time with my children one weeknight and every other weekend.

Dear Abby: My wife dislikes when I spend time with kids at ex’s home
Dear Abby: My wife dislikes when I spend time with kids at ex’s home

Dear Abby: I am a divorced father who has recently remarried. I have parenting time with my children one weeknight and every other weekend.

Dear Abby: Close friend resists hints that I want a relationship
Dear Abby: Close friend resists hints that I want a relationship

Dear Abby: “Roger” and I have been seeing each other for two years. (We are both 50.) He is very handsome. We go to movies, ride our bikes together, work out at the gym and attend other events. He calls me every night, sends emails...

From The Kitchen: Let them eat (Greek Walnut) cake

There is a handed-down-through-generations Grecian delight of the cake persuasion very much in existence today.

Dear Abby: Daughter left out of wedding party vows to skip ceremony
Dear Abby: Daughter left out of wedding party vows to skip ceremony

Dear Abby: My son, “Chad,” is being married in June to “Jenny,” a girl his sister “Madison” introduced him to. Madison feels she should be a bridesmaid in their wedding because she introduced them. Madison had ...

Dear Abby: How do I answer stepchild’s questions about addict mother?
Dear Abby: How do I answer stepchild’s questions about addict mother?

Dear Abby: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse. She was granted supervised visits until she can pass two consecutive drug tests.

Dear Abby: My husband won’t cut off financially dependent adult child
Dear Abby: My husband won’t cut off financially dependent adult child

Dear Abby: Nine years ago I married a man who has a son from a previous marriage. “Eli” is now 26 and lives “on his own.” While he may live under a different roof than his parents, they support him financially. My husband...

Innerviews: Kitchen queen reflects on years as professional singer
Innerviews: Kitchen queen reflects on years as professional singer

Most people know her for her food, the pepperoni rolls, desserts and other specialties she caters from Connie’s Gourmet Kitchen on Oakwood Road.

Rick Steelhammer: On Trumping for peace and toilet paper warfare

Last week was a strange one for global politics.

First, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and then North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un launched a balloon-borne scatological warfare...

Dear Abby: What should I do with my deceased husband’s treasures?
Dear Abby: What should I do with my deceased husband’s treasures?

Dear Abby: My husband passed away recently and I have some items of his I’m unsure how to tastefully display to honor his memory. They are his Bible, a U.S. flag in a triangular display box (he was a veteran), a set of deer antlers, works he...

Counter Intelligence: Start February on a cleansing note
Counter Intelligence: Start February on a cleansing note

A New York Times article caught my eye with a headline about a skincare guru. One curious click led me to an unexpected place: my kitchen.

Live Life Fully: Do you suffer from Intention Deficit Disorder?

There you are — drifting along in life. No matter how hard you try, you never seem to accomplish your goals. You’re always getting sidetracked.

Garden Guru: Getting ready for springtime planting
Garden Guru: Getting ready for springtime planting

So we made it through “Snowpocalypse” and have continued our pattern of wild and wacky weather swings. Who knows when spring will actually arrive, but I know I’m ready for it. Of course, one of the most important things to do for...

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