Can less sometimes be best?

A nice old fellow who came to see me was his usual funny, cantankerous self, hobbling with his cane and grumbling about the ravages of time on his body.

Rick's List — I'll Fix Campaign Commercials Edition

These are eldritch times. The wolf is at the door; his breath is foul and he won't take no for an answer. Darkness and Decay are thinking about holding illimitable dominion over all. And, if he wasn't deceased, Greg Lake would fear tomorrow he'd...


Upcoming concerts and tours

Brian Setzer Orchestra — Nov. 23 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25, $45

Ana Gasteyer — Nov. 17 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $56-$64

Tinsley Ellis, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers — Nov. 13 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $39-$43

OK Go — Nov. 3 at The Vets, Providence; tickets on sale now; $39-$59

Russ — Oct. 19 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49.95-$69.95

Cirque Dreams Holidaze — Dec. 14-16 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29-$99



Girl's old friends turn away when she returns to school

DEAR ABBY: My daughter has graduated from high school. She had been in a residential treatment program for depression the year and a half prior to returning to this school. Her old friends had promised to be there for her when...

Love is the best present to give grandson with Down syndrome

DEAR ABBY: We have three grandchildren and are due to make our annual visit. Two of the children are easy to plan for, and we have good relationships with them. The third is a 12-year-old boy with Down syndrome, and we struggle...

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old college student. After attending a local community college for two years, I will be starting classes at a four-year school. I make excellent grades, but I struggle with organization. My mother has...

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DEAR ABBY: I'm 20 years old and have a job in retail. I have been working here for a few years and am in a higher position than most associates. I'm in a relationship with my high school sweetheart, whom I truly love, but I...