Neil Young on tech giants (‘jerks’), audio quality (‘bad’) and his new movie with Daryl Hannah

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“The man in the black hat, steer clear of him,” says one of the crusty characters in a new movie, “Paradox,” directed and scripted by actress Daryl Hannah. He’s talking about Neil Young.




Local brews and lax for St. Patty's Day at Mohegan Sun

Local brews and lax for St. Patty's Day at Mohegan Sun

Food tip — Extra Buttery Caramel Corn

Food tip Extra Buttery Caramel Corn, Legends, Plano, Texas A fat man's disclosure: My nephew Jack, a high school senior in Plano, Texas, works part-time at a gourmet popcorn shop called Legends. Each Christmas, my wife Eileen and I...


Early signs of spring migration

March begins the spring that most of us know: the time of noticeably longer days, sugar-maple buckets placed on the trees, the year’s first robins, and birds singing early in the morning. It is also the time when great flocks of birds arrive...

Tiny specks in The Eye of Quebec: A kayak expedition around a remote, unique Canadian lake

“Hang on! Here comes a big one!” Phil Warner shouted from the rear cockpit of his tandem kayak as an approaching, squall-driven wave prepared to wash over our decks.


Longtime addiction remains a secret in woman's past

DEAR ABBY: I am a 53-year-old woman who has finally met a kind, decent man after many abusive relationships. I honor our bond and have been open about my past, which has been colorful, to say the least. I was an addict. It...

Disabled wife is overwhelmed by husband's messy habits

DEAR ABBY: I'm a disabled middle-aged woman, married for 15 years. From the beginning, there was never much passion between my husband and me, but we're friends. I'm now becoming less able to go out and do things, and I will...

Man uses security cameras to spy on stay-at-home wife

DEAR ABBY: I'm a stay-at-home mom with three children — all in school. We recently had security cameras installed around our house. However, my husband has taken to using them to monitor everything I do throughout the day.

Cancer diagnosis prompts search for life's lost love

DEAR ABBY: This is the 37th anniversary of when I met and fell in love with a beautiful young woman in Iowa. We were together less than a year before she decided to pursue her dreams in California. When she left, it broke my...

Son throws a tantrum after wedding gift is cut in half

DEAR ABBY: I was working out of town in a position that paid a good salary. When my adult son proposed to his girlfriend, I told him I would try and give him $10,000 for the wedding. Well, things changed. I had to return home for...