The Colman Street mystery: Case closed

In August I wrote about Judah Colman who got in trouble in the 1750s for stealing a box of Spanish gold that he was supposed to be guarding.

Cancer: a winding path of uncertainty

When you’re going through cancer, or any personal challenge, it’s priceless to have others cheering you on. But the most helpful and comforting conversations tend to be with others who have traveled the path before you.




Whistleblower is dismayed by lack of official response

DEAR ABBY: I am a widow in my early 50s. While I was dating a prominent OB-GYN, I found out that he’s involved in criminal activity — operating a so-called “pill mill.”

Stepson and his sister are too close for wife’s comfort

DEAR ABBY: I am happily married to a great man. I have a young daughter from a previous marriage, and my husband has two teenagers, a boy and girl, from a prior marriage.

Grandson’s sleepovers alarm grandma’s friend

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend whose 11-year-old grandson stays overnight with her sometimes on the weekends.

Wife’s online snooping reveals her lack of trust

DEAR ABBY: My wife used the search feature for the Ashley Madison emails and discovered an old account I had signed up for late one night, before we were together.

Man’s anger issues threaten to break loving relationship

DEAR ABBY: I have anger issues and sometimes I take it out on the ones I love.

Teen becomes tongue-tied when she tries to say thanks

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl, and all my life I have had trouble accepting gifts, even inexpensive ones.

Man can’t cope with pregnant girlfriend and ailing ex-wife

DEAR ABBY: My situation is upsetting and I don’t know what to do anymore. My girlfriend, “Dana,” is pregnant. My ex-wife showed up at our door with terminal cancer and nowhere to go.


Your stars - Oct. 8

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Express your opinions and put your plans in motion even if you have to do so alone.