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  • Pay attention to college affordability, candidates

    Like any parent surviving uncertain economic times, many of the conversations with my two college-aged sons revolve around one pressing topic, the Holy Grail of today's graduates: Can you get a job, a decent-paying job, with that degree? I'm...
  • The joy of reading a true gift

    The other day, President Barack Obama visited a Virginia bookstore to do some Christmas shopping. Accompanied by his daughters and a retinue of Secret Service agents, he bought 15 children's books as gifts for family members. The excursion was...
  • A bad hair day is now an old hair day

    As if I didn't have enough to worry about. Now commercials are reminding me of an unalterable fact, one that I like to ignore, usually to my detriment. I'm growing old and so are my various body parts. That includes my hair, especially my hair. It's not...
  • A different way to satisfy an appetite

    If the Food Network is hunting for its No. 1 fan, I suggest executives stop at my house to interview The Hubby. He watches more of its programs than anything else on TV, including reruns of our mutual fave, "NCIS," and the endless stream of fishing...
  • Adults have hijacked Halloween

    Halloween is a dangerous holiday, and I don't mean dangerous in a witchy-ghosty way. Halloween equals candy and that, in turn, means grown-up temptation, the siren song of Milky Ways and Tootsie Rolls, the crunchy call of Kit Kats and Krackel candy bars....
  • High school yearbook controversy a missed opportunity

    Who would've guessed that high school yearbooks, those thick, hardbound collections of nostalgia and memories, could be so controversial? When I dared to look at mine, and I did so just before I sat to write this, I wasn't overwhelmed with feel-good...
  • What do you prefer - money or time with family?

    Like you, I didn't win the $587.5 million Powerball, though, as a pragmatic woman who's been knocked around by life, I would've readily settled for a fraction of the jackpot. The loss didn't stop me from planning how I would distribute the windfall,...
  • Home (from college) for the holidays

    So they're home for the holidays. Their sneakers are piled near the front door, their jackets draped carelessly over the dining room chairs. When I flip open the kitchen trash, fast food bags stare back at me with defiance. Yes, my two college-aged sons...
  • The long, slow road to recovery

    On our third trip to the emergency room in the span of 15 days, I suggested to my husband that we pick up on what seemed to me a very obvious hint. "We should play Lotto with the numbers of every hospital and emergency room we've been in," I said....
  • Daylight Saving Time is an avoidable annoyance

    Dang! My body is totally out of whack. It's tired when it should be busy and twitching for action when it should be sleeping. Double dang that Daylight Saving Time! Sure, I love the late sunsets, the flaming skies and orange-limned clouds that linger...
  • Google sets out to extend the human lifespan

    If you could, would you want to live past 100? Would you double your years? Triple them? Let me pose this age-old question in another way: Would life be better if the average human lifespan were extended? People have been rooting and reaching for...
  • Hear, hear, for the laptop-shooting father

    What parent hasn't, at one time or another, felt a boiling rage, a need to lash out at the object of so much love and effort? What parent hasn't resorted to desperate measures to reach a sullen, ungrateful, rebellious teen? I suspect Tommy Jordan is that...