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Rick's List — Naive Edition

The other evening at a dinner party, I made on offhand comment, something about, "Gosh, I don't see anything bad happening anywhere in this fine world of ours ever again." And one of the folks eating foie gras said,...

An Allagash River Adventure, Part I: Surviving squalls, wind and bugs on an exquisite, 90-mile wilderness river

Resplendent with churning rapids, sparkling lakes, dense forests and panoramic views of distant mountains, Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway embodies a paddler’s paradise — except when you step ashore.

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BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Buddy Guy — Nov. 15 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $49-$79

Randy Rainbow — Nov. 9 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $35-$55

 

Dwight Yoakam — Nov. 10 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55, $70

Darlene Love — Nov. 29 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$75

Pure Prairie League — Sept. 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $65-$100

Leslie Jones — Sept. 7 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $39-$59

 

DEAR ABBY

Husband refuses to discuss wife's important questions

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for three years. He's 26, and I'm 28. We have a good life, and he loves my 9-year-old daughter like his own child. My husband is originally from Turkey and comes from a good...

Structure of dad's will leaves daughter feeling left out

DEAR ABBY: My sister and I are 42 and 50. Our parents divorced 30 years ago, and Dad has been remarried for about 20 years. Although he lives across the country, we see him twice a year and have what I think is a healthy, strong...

Wife caught in middle of family's rift with husband

DEAR ABBY: My husband said something very derogatory to my cousin's sister-in-law at a family party. She told my cousin right away. Instead of coming to me, my cousin went to my brothers and sisters-in-law. They confronted my...

Despite divorce, ex insists on "happy family" photos

DEAR ABBY: I'm engaged to be married to a wonderful woman who has a 6-year-old daughter with her ex-husband. They share joint custody. His controlling nature was a major factor in her decision to end their marriage. Even...

Shop owner reluctant to fire employee in personal crisis

DEAR ABBY: I own a small retail shop. One of my employees (I'll call her Sara) has been with us for a number of years. Until recently she's been a stellar employee. She has been through several traumas during the past year,...

Friendship ends after birthday joke goes terribly wrong

DEAR ABBY: I recently attended a friend's party that was being given to celebrate their son's 18th birthday. I thought it would be cheeky and fun to buy him a risque card from an adult boutique, thinking everyone would get a good...

Daughter in bedroom next door frowns on mom's relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am a 54-year-old single woman who recently started dating again after four years of total abstinence. My two adult daughters, ages 18 and 22, live at home with me. My dilemma: I am smitten, to say the least,...

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