| Jun 27, 2012
My mom nearly started a revolt at her assisted living facility.
She called me at work recently, upset that a water cooler had disappeared from the dining room. Having been led to believe that it was not coming back, she and another resident conspired...
| Aug 22, 2012
Everyone will exhibit some kind of cognitive decline with advancing years. But the idea that we can shield ourselves from the most devastating brain diseases,Alzheimer's disease and dementia, is an intriguing prospect and an area of great interest to...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Marion Elizabeth McKenzie Petit July 13, 2012 Beloved wife and mother, Marion Elizabeth McKenzie Petit died at the age of 92 in La Canada, California. She was born to J. Wallace McKenzie and Wilhelmina Fitger McKenzie on December 13, 1919, in Great Falls,...
| Jul 26, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
To each their own and all, but the Chicago-made romantic comedy “Qwerty” possesses a pretty warped perception of behavior that could be regarded as charming.
When Scrabble devotee Zoe (Dana Pupkin) calls her boyfriend...
| Aug 4, 2012
Start with the mischievous humor found inDr. Seuss' children's books.
Then blend in the edginess of Grimms' fairy tales and the darkness of illustrator Edward Gorey.
Toss in the subterranean craziness of "Alice in Wonderland" and you might start to...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 6:06 PM
A relaxing but challenging way to spend an evening is playing Scrabble or chess.
The idea is to get the best words first or make the best moves and win the game.
Sometimes we see the message of the Gospel as a game of chess. The person hearing it...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I'm going through a lot right now. This year, my New Years' resolution is to exercise more, hoping to take my mind off everything. My schedule only allows me to go to the gym twice per week. Will this help me feel better, in terms of...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Baking as an act of redemption and reinvention has cropped up rather frequently in the American cultural landscape recently — think Keri Russell as an abused wife who finds her purpose in pies in "Waitress" or Kristen Wiig's thwarted bakery owner in...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Once called the world's leading word game, each hour more than 30 thousand games of Scrabble get started. In Roanoke County, the popularity is also growing and bringing complete strangers together.
Every second Tuesday, from 6:30pm-8:45pm, the South...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Does your romantic relationship contain the elements of classic fiction, à la “Anna Karenina”? Or can its emotional landscape be spelled out using the tiles from a game of Internet Scrabble of the kind that Paul Rudd plays in “This Is...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:51 AM
After a brief bout with cancer, Solveig Albertson Dahl passed away December 20, 2012 in her San Luis Obispo home, surrounded by her five loving children. Born August 10, 1927 in Fargo,
North Dakota, she was a longtime resident of Glendale, where she...
| Mar 31, 2013
Good things hardly ever happen to homeless men. They live in all sorts of places, some under viaducts and bridges, others in cardboard boxes, in fields or under trees in the summertime.
But this is about a homeless man and a good thing.
He lives in...