| Aug 17, 2011
Q. My boss thinks I walk on water and is ready to give me a large project. I'm just not sure I have all the skills to succeed at the project. On the other hand, I'd be set for a promotion if I do well. I'm getting insomnia trying to decide what to do....
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:16 PM
OK, we all laughed at the pictures of the tipped lawn chair and the tilted picture and the fallen water bottle. But the 5.8-strength East Coast earthquake this week cracked and broke stones at a historic house of worship: the Washington National Cathedral...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:44 PM
I like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I think he is the right man and the right time for a tough job in New Jersey. His 54% approval shows that most in new Jersey agree with me.
Christie's plain spoken tough talk has resonated well past New Jersey's...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:32 PM
WELLFLEET, Mass. — All roads lead to water.
Which means, here on the outer curl of Cape Cod, 70 miles or so into the Atlantic Ocean, where tall marsh greens in autumn turn the color of butterscotch, all roads lead to oysters.
| Jan 29, 2012
For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling.
From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:37 PM
She's got the look. She's also got the walk, the talk and the wardrobe.
When Michelle Williams pouts and flounces and oozes her way across the screen in "My Week With Marilyn," giving herself unreservedly to the role of a tormented yet still-alluring...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:27 PM
Jane Mulder likes the library, but she loves books.
When they get too old or injured to do their job at Burbank’s libraries, the books are put under the care of Mulder, who is equal parts caretaker and book surgeon. Armed with tape and glue, the...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:56 PM
What's the size of the national monument?
Hampton City officials have not seen the details of the Antiquities Act that the president is scheduled to sign on Tuesday. However, the size of the proposed park that was agreed to this summer by the National...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 8:23 PM
When President Obama designates part of Fort Monroe as a national monument Tuesday, it won't be the first time a prominent piece of Hampton Roads real estate has had its destiny transformed by the stroke of a presidential pen.
Using the powers conferred...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:46 PM
We have had some very interesting weather lately. One day the temperature shoots up to the 80s, and the next day, we are freezing. But April 29 turned out to be a gorgeous day with the sun shining brightly on the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Mayor’s...
| May 30, 2011
| 9:03 PM
HAMPTON — President Barack Obama is being asked to make Fort Monroe a national monument under the Antiquities Act after the Army vacates in September, a much faster process than establishing a national park.
But little is known about a process that...
| Jun 10, 2012
Last week, former Chicagoan Fidel Urbina was added to a list that you don't want to be on: the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Meanwhile, two suspicious characters at the Tribune joined a more attractive list -- as e-book authors. Jacob and...