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.




Man wrestles with coming clean about his infidelity

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my wife for 10 years. We have two beautiful daughters and have always had a great relationship. Last month I was invited to go on a trip overseas and was hesitant about asking my wife. Once...

Love is lost in good marriage as abuse increases with time

DEAR ABBY: I have been married 14 years and have two children. The first three years of marriage were great. We both cared for and respected each other. As our children grew older and our jobs have become more demanding, my...

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...


Your stars - March 21, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Listen carefully and ask questions if you don't understand something that's said. Getting things done...