| Jun 4, 2013
If you think you can't teach an old dog new tricks, think again. According to psychologist and health and wellness expert Dennis Kravetz, not only can you continue to learn as you age, but keeping your brain fit can help you live longer.
"People who are...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82.
The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
| Sep 1, 2013
I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two words: Never again.
Never again, that is, will I take all my technology along. The Internet has ruined summer vacations.
When I first visited my in-laws' cabin in Ontario's north woods 35...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 3:00 PM
My mom's late Auntie Beth was the best Scrabble player I ever saw.
She routinely beat everyone in the family well into her 90s. An avid crossword solver, she knew words I never heard of, and she was a great strategist to boot. At her big 100th...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The kickoff for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s first geocaching trail will be Aug. 24 in Martinsburg at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse in Martinsburg, according to a visitors bureau official.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:32 PM
GSN is bringing back its popular original series The American Bible Challenge for Season 2 starting March 21. The one-hour game show tests contestants on their knowledge of the Bible, and Season 2 finds 18 new teams putting forward that knowledge. Jeff...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92.
Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:32 AM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- As the person in my family least fond of Scrabble, I resonated deeply......
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Q: I am widowed and used to have a great sex life with my late husband, with multiple orgasms during intercourse. That was before he became very sick a few years ago. Now I've met this great guy and we are very much in love, but I don't seem to be able to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:54 PM
It was sometime around the 30-minute mark of episode 11 of the new Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” that I suddenly felt that going to a women’s prison might not be so bad. Even life-affirming.
I was in the process...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:16 AM
A daughter, Brynna Grace Barnum, was born to Nick and Jill Barnum of Charlevoix on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Brynna weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Jerry and Jane Tabaczka of Manistee, and John and...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's called fishing, not catching.
That must be why I'm not catching anything, though I'm standing in one of the premiere fly-fishing spots in Colorado — the Roaring Fork River on the edge of Aspen (http://www.aspenchamber.com).
It is picture-...