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DEAR ABBY: I’m in a seven-year relationship with a beautiful woman I love and would do anything in the world for. I feel she would do the same for me. She has a dog, “Preston,” who she loves … more
Dear James: We remodeled our kitchen, but we love our stained wood cabinets. Some need new doors. How can we match the color and edge detail on the new doors with the old ones? – Ted G. Dear Ted: … more
DEAR ABBY: I reconnected with an old flame, “Ollie,” eight years ago. We would see each other and catch up during a weekly event he hosted. We’re both married with kids. We kept it non-physical … more
Dear Doctors: I’ve been hearing a lot about a procedure that freezes fat, but I don’t fully understand what exactly it is or what it’s supposed to accomplish. Is it to lose weight? Does it have … more
It’s one of the six symbolic foods on the Passover seder plate — and it’s pretty delicious too. Charoset (also spelled haroset) is usually made from sweet fruits, nuts and some red wine, all … more
I don’t have a giant property, so I strategize to get the most use of the garden I have, and that includes planting vegetables and herbs in raised beds and containers. I’ve been growing edibles … more
Apparently, I’m a slow learner. I can’t think of another reason it took years to associate my sons’ and husband’s itchy skin problems with the dryer sheets I used. While we didn’t … more
Before gardening season hits full throttle, it’s time to awaken the garden and get a few spring chores off your garden to-do list. Clean up winter damage Walk around your yard to inspect trees, … more
DEAR ABBY: I am a 47-year-old gay man. I’m well-educated, but there’s something I can’t figure out. Why do straight guys not want to be friends? I never hit on them, I enjoy a lot of the same … more
Dear Doctors: The pandemic restrictions were difficult, but I’m not comfortable with ending mask mandates yet. I think we’re rushing into it. I have a co-worker who says that since vaccinated … more
DEAR ABBY: A dear friend I have known since we were children was murdered. She was lovely in every way, and I am bereft. I cannot process my grief over her untimely passing because it was accompanied … more
Dear Doctors: I sometimes have trouble sleeping. I’ve tried running, which helps with stress, but not with sleep. My husband says he just heard on the news that weightlifting is supposed to be good … more
DEAR ABBY: I am a 50-year-old man, married for 25 years. My wife is older than me. In the beginning, it was great, but our relationship slowly started failing, and now we argue about everything. I … more
What constitutes too old? I mean — too old for what? I know I’ve made my last jumpshot, or three pointer and I’ve certainly played baseball for the last time. Who’d run for me?But life has a … more
The quick breads my sister and I usually pull out of the freezer to have with meals – pumpkin, banana etc. – were temporarily displaced recently by something that is decidedly not a quick bread. … more
The first thing I ever wrote for a daily newspaper was an obituary, “an obit” as we called them. This was 1978 and I can’t recall the name of the deceased, although my recollection is that it … more
Revere is not the only company that once made kitchen ware in Rome. Decades before the Revere company started turning out pots and pans in east Rome, local men were turning out kitchen pottery in the … more
DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced single mother who has finally met someone. His name is “Greg,” and we’ve been dating for two months. Greg is also divorced and financially stable. The one thing I … more
DEAR ABBY: I once hosted a holiday dinner for which I had made a ham and a turkey with all the sides and three different pies. I even made a special mince pie for one of the guests. The guests — my … more
DEAR ABBY: I am 15 and have a big problem. My mom and my dad have been married a long time. I was looking through pictures on Mom’s phone and found some very inappropriate and romantic texts from … more
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