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Stopping The Vicious Cycle Of Worrying

Q: I really struggle with worrying about ... well, almost everything. Do you have any practical suggestions for controlling my anxiety and keeping my perspective? Jim: Let me turn back the clock to a well-known author and speaker, Dale Carnegie. Although he died in 1955, his books and ...

Let’s Keep This Little Secret

Shhhh. Please don’t tell them. It’s a secret. You know as well as I what happens when you start thinking of a replacement. Perfectly dependable day after day, the minute it suspects, it goes haywire. My home was built in 1996. (How strange it feels now to write a date that doesn’t ...

Trump’s Acquittal Will Have An Asterisk

Dear Mr. So-Called President: A few words in advance of your upcoming acquittal. That that’s how your impeachment trial will end is, as we all know, a foregone conclusion. The proverbial fix is in. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told us as much in December when he announced he ...

McConnell Seems To Be Master Of The Senate

Every hostile nickname that Mitch McConnell gets is further confirmation of his effectiveness. The latest is “Midnight Mitch,” a reaction to his resolution setting out the road map for the Senate impeachment trial. The measure stipulated that House impeachment managers could make their ...

The Good Life: Poets Write Poems, So I Wrote A ‘Pome’

By Denny Bonavita Can a bricklayer cut stone instead of bricks? Can a first-grade teacher educate a high school algebra class? Yes. Adjustments are required, but those fields of competence do overlap. I did something like that. I wrote a pome. I do not call what I wrote a ...

It Piles Up, Stuff In Our Way

On Monday, singer John Legend, a star by any measure, tweeted his choice for president to his 13.2 million followers: "I'll be voting for Elizabeth Warren in the CA Democratic primary." Whoo-boy. Soon after, Legend felt the need to add this: "Some of you Bernie supporters do quite the ...