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All history is local

"All history is local,” a friend texted me recently. He had been musing about the Revolutionary War and how the British, retreating from the Battle of Lexington and Concord under heavy fire for 15 miles to Boston, “passed...

If you like rocks, Chatfield Hollow is really gneiss

We snaked through tight fissures, scrambled among jumbled heaps of boulders and ducked beneath horizontal overhangs.

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Friendship evaporates between shoplifting and shortchanging

DEAR ABBY: I had a friend I adored. She was someone I had known for over 20 years, but I had to say goodbye to her. I realized she is a shoplifter and also doesn't tip at restaurants. When she shoplifted, I was with her. I...

Sibling still hounded by insecurity and jealousy

DEAR ABBY: My parents divorced when I was 4. I've had a problem with insecurity and jealousy for as long as I can remember. I have two older sisters who are twins and a half-brother my stepmom and dad had when I was 18. My...

Dad's bursts of enthusiasm collide with boys' bedtime

DEAR ABBY: My husband gets very upset when our 4-year-old sons don't share his enthusiasm over something that excites him. He wants them (and me) to jump up and down or cheer when he's excited about something. The problem is, he...

Woman's long-held opinion of brother-in-law comes out

DEAR ABBY: My sister and I have always been close. She's married to a man I have always thought is domineering and arrogant. I also suspect that he's emotionally abusive from things she has confided over the years. These include...

Children aren't told that great-grandpa passed away

DEAR ABBY: My daughter-in-law, "Brooke," lost her grandfather five weeks ago. She has chosen not to tell her 4- and 10-year-old kids about it. She has ordered my husband, me and our son not to mention it. The kids see her...

Widow eager to continue affair over the phone

DEAR ABBY: I am widowed after 45 years of marriage. A male work friend of 20 of those years wants to have a relationship with me but he's still married. We have already had incredible phone sex because he said he's in a sexless...

Couple reconnects but can't rekindle the past they had

DEAR ABBY: I met a man, "Gabe," 30 years ago. We had a very good time together. We dated some and even traveled occasionally. I liked him a lot but, when we met, I was divorced and looking for marriage. He was not. I moved for my...

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