It’s solo rock ’n’ roll, but he likes it

Sometime around 2011, Keith Richards was ready to retire from his life in rock ‘n’ roll. Approaching half a century with the Rolling Stones, he had done it all.

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BITS AND TIPS


Disney aims nerf crossbows in global push for ‘Star Wars’ toys

For “Star Wars” fans, Christmas is coming early this year: on Sept. 4, when the toys tied to Walt Disney Co.’s first film in the space-adventure series go on sale.


Guests of substance and celebrity will mix it up on Colbert’s first week

Ever since he announced plans to abandon his satiric persona for his new late-night gig on CBS, the big question has been what “the real Stephen Colbert” will be like.


Books for children - Aug. 30

Book recommendations for young readers

COLUMNS

Fall migration is in high gear

Although it actually begins in July, the fall migration isn’t truly noticed until August.

How I spent my summer vacation

On June 3 I began three months and six days (but who’s counting?) of chemotherapy, to take place every other week until Sept. 9.

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DEAR ABBY

Longing for the past casts a shadow over the present

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.

Girls cry foul when dad’s fiancee bad-mouths mom

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee of three years, “Ellen,” is wonderful to me and she loves my daughters dearly.

Story of daughter’s move back home is altered in the telling

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law quit her job and moved into my in-laws’ basement six years ago.

Wife has all the company she needs in her electronic devices

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently.

Wife in loveless marriage longs for intimate romance

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.

Wife won’t share her workday after husband shuts her out

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 36 years to a woman who is a pediatric physical therapist.

Wife with wandering husband must track down legal advice

DEAR ABBY: I’m nearly 100 percent sure my husband is cheating on me.

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