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The “Fast & Furious” franchise, which has produced ten or so films over more than two decades, has fallen into a fairly predictable pattern. more
Ideally, you’d spend months or even years carefully purging excess belongings — but life may have other plans. Maybe you or someone you love has a health crisis and needs to move into assisted living. more
Most older adults ages 50 to 80 say it’s important to stay in their homes for as long as they can, according to a 2022 poll. more

Writer/director James Gunn returns to the Guardians of the Galaxy to deliver the grand, celebratory finale that we’ve all been waiting for.  Listen to the podcast linked at the end. more
Anyone who has ever tried to garden under or around a black walnut tree (Juglans nigra) has undoubtedly been frustrated. more
Walking up and down the hallway, I was so excited to receive my new shoes. My mom loved buying my sister, brother, and me new clothes whenever she was able. more
The next live action remake of a classic Disney animated movie is here and it’s “Peter Pan & Wendy." more
Credit card rewards help our family save money on groceries, gas and other necessities. more
Before eliminating all but your chosen cultivars this year, think about the role native plants have in the ecosystem. more
This activity is similar to the growing sport of Pickle Ball but on a larger scale and a bigger court. See the video in the column. more
Trees are long-term investments that often outlive the people who plant them. more
You’re in your garden and notice a beautiful, new-to-you flower that has popped up somewhere unexpected — pull it or leave it? Or perhaps an unfamiliar garden pest has ravaged your tomato plants. more
“John Wick: Chapter 4” is a great test for this long-running franchise. Should new movies in a franchise try to do something new to attract viewers? more
Senior activities are not all kittens and butterflies. Some of my followers have expressed how active they are and that they would like something more challenging and physically demanding. See the video in the column. more
If inflation has eaten away at your budget the way waves erode a beach, then your tax refund might just provide a much-needed protective barrier. more
We have a White-tailed deer problem. They will eat almost everything we plant in our gardens. more
The new “Scream VI” provides all the thrills, chills and kills you’d likely expect from this franchise, while failing to bring anything particularly new or interesting to the series. more
As far away as it seems, as winter’s cold continues to linger, spring will eventually arrive. Early robins will usher the change and flocks of Canada geese noisily moving northward. more
The Creed franchise comes to a potentially satisfying conclusion with “Creed III,” another boxing movie with heart and a successful directorial debut for star Michael B. Jordan. more
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is another big, entertaining Marvel superhero movie, but even this fanboy can see the cracks starting to show in the Marvel movie machine. more
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