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.

Rick's List — Arming MY Teachers edition

The quickest way to raise an American's blood pressure these days is to weigh in on the gun debate. As such, I'll keep any pro/con stuff to myself. However, regarding the idea of "arming teachers" to prevent school shootings, I do have...




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 18, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't make a fuss or expect others to agree or help you out. Set your sights on what you want and...