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Dear Abby: Don't let your past taint enjoyment of living today

posted: 08/30/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Have you any advice for handling nostalgia? While it can be pleasant, lately I have been getting very down when I think about my past. I'm sad that I can never relive those experiences, and I'm wondering what's wrong with my life now that makes me feel this way.

Art among friends

posted: 08/30/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

They huddle together in the back room of the restaurant, three old friends sharing bits and pieces of their lives and work with each other, like veterans of some long-forgotten artistic war. Their conversation is peppered with references to artists from Monet to De Kooning and laced with a boisterous camaraderie.

Let's Talk: A decade beyond Katrina

posted: 08/30/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

It had been a pretty good spring and summer for us in 2005. Dre and I had our May 7, comedy-of-errors-but-all-was well-that-ended-well wedding in Monroe, La., enjoyed ourselves in Panama City Beach afterward and were going about the business of settling down to a new life as a married couple.

Pop Notes: Women seek their share in bro-country music world

posted: 08/30/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Is country music having female trouble? Much has been made of the diminishing presence of women on country music radio, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood notwithstanding.

The TV Column: TLC show on child sexual abuse airs at 9 tonight

posted: 08/30/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

I guess we can thank Josh Duggar for this one. Maybe something good will come out of the reality star's recent implosion.

TV on DVD: Seamy, soapy 'The Royals' walks fun/drama line, falls

posted: 08/30/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

What is it? "The Royals," Season 1, 10 episodes on three discs from Lionsgate. Available now for $39.98.

Tell Me About It: Plan for emotional winter

posted: 08/30/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering columns from her archive.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/30/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You like to have "no" people around you because they make you better, stronger and sharper. Every once in a while, you need a "yes" person, too, because your confidence will suffer without such an influence.

Spin Cycle: Neglected 'Alexa' eager to follow TV voice commands

posted: 08/30/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Regular readers might recall I recently bought a new necessity from But they might remember that it wasn't exactly a necessity. Fine, I splurged on a $129 high-tech gadget-thingy just because it seemed cool and it was marked down.

Entertainment Notes: Quintet to spotlight Mozart in 'A' concert at NLR church

posted: 08/30/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The St. Luke's Festival of the Senses series kicks off its 2015-16 season with "Mozart in A" at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock.

TV Week: "Big Blue Live" takes viewers to Monterey Bay

posted: 08/30/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

You know it's a big deal when the usually circumspect, reserved purveyors of PBS publicity start using all capitals with exclamation marks.

Dear Abby: Girls cry foul when dad's fiancee bad-mouths mom

posted: 08/29/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee of three years, "Ellen," is wonderful to me and she loves my daughters dearly. However, when it comes to my ex-wife, Ellen can be downright nasty.

Dear Abby: Story of daughter's move back home is altered in the telling

posted: 08/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law quit her job and moved into my in-laws' basement six years ago. I think there may have been an emotional breakdown having to do with her work.

Dear Abby: Wife has all the company she needs in her electronic devices

posted: 08/27/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently. Over the last three years she has become more and more consumed with her phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does nothing without them.

Dear Abby: Wife in loveless marriage longs for intimate romance

posted: 08/26/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: The wedding night I had dreamed about forever was supposed to be the most romantic and amazing of my life with the one person I can't live without. Instead, it was the most humiliating experience I have ever had.




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