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Hey everyone! My name is Big Momma, and I currently hold the title of oldest cat residing at the Humane Society of Rome. I am honored! I am 10 years young and have been living at the shelter since … more
The lights were so bright that I felt like I needed to wear sunglasses. What should have been a few seconds felt like hours to walk across that stage to reach the podium. My heart began racing and my … more
Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22. This year’s Earth Day theme is: Invest In Our Planet.” Thinking green and keeping your yard and garden environmentally friendly is not about a single … more
This week is the holiest of holy in Christian history. It is Jesus’ last week on earth. Also, one of the most revealing of the life, and reason of why he came to earth. He came to save us, not to … more
In Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play, “Our Town,” heliotrope flowers connect two sets of characters who gather to inhale their intoxicating scent in the moonlight. Heliotropes, then common, are, … more
I got one thing right in my review of 2020’s original “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie: kids will love it. So now we’ve got a sequel on our hands — “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” — and kids are … more
Inflation ballooned 8.5 percent in March compared to a year ago, the largest increase since December 1981 and the fifth straight monthly surge. So, what did President Biden choose to talk about … more
WASHINGTON -- Anyone who has taken a swig from the flask of recent history knew President Joe Biden was going to decree another extension of the pause on federal student loan payments. While … more
DEAR ABBY: My adult granddaughter, “Kaia,” is in a relationship with “Jenny.” Jenny’s stepmom doesn’t believe in gay marriage or homosexuality. I’m having a hard time dealing with the … more
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 17 years with three great kids. My wife and I have struggled on and off during those 17 years. I often feel like maybe I don’t love her. We are complete … more
Dear Doctors: I’m concerned about a large lipoma that is growing on the right side of my head. I know that lipomas are not supposed to be cancerous, but can it become so in the future? I’m … more
DEAR ABBY: The pandemic has put a strain on relationships. Last year, I lost my best friend of 40 years over the COVID vaccines. I believe the vaccine helps to keep me safe, as well as helps my … more
Dear Doctors: When my nephew was born last year, he had something the doctors called neonatal jaundice. It went away after a few weeks, and he seemed fine. Then the same thing happened when I had my … more
Cue the melody of Ray Charles singing “Georgia, you’re on my mind” and sub in “college” for “Georgia.” Let that soundtrack play as you read this as it is college on my mind presently. … more
Warmer weather is often welcome for a variety of reasons and dining outdoors can help take that appreciation to the next level. Keeping ingredients lists short and prep time minimal also allows you … more
DEAR ABBY: My husband passed away four months ago, after battling cancer for years. He declined in a month, and we chose hospice at home. (I did not find them particularly caring or helpful.) This … more
I really hope you have a sense of humor when you read this one. Death and obituaries are not something we older folk like to dwell on, but we really do have to find humor in almost everything at this … more
Older people have good memories. They have especially good memories of restaurant chains no longer in business. There are many of them. This is just a short list. Why these particular restaurants … more
Hi Winston! I am Darla, a 4-year-old pitbull-boxer mix who is residing at the shelter until I find my forever home. There are so many of us still waiting! What can I tell you about myself? Well, the … more
What is it about the weather changing that motivates us to get rid of things. I am suddenly looking around our house, our garage, and even my office confused where all of this stuff came from and how … more
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