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Lessons I Learned at the End of the World Aug. 07, 2020

Marc Dion

If it felt at all safe, I would finish this column and go out for a beer. How incredibly old-fashion... Read More

When Logic Doesn't Make Sense Jan. 15, 2020

Classic Zig Ziglar

My friend, fellow speaker and country comedian from Nacogdoches, Texas, Bob Murphy, tells the story:... Read More

We Are Not Helpless Oct. 17, 2019

Connie Schultz

One of my earliest lessons as a columnist came after I wrote about a tip jar that wasn't. In 2004, I... Read More

Moon's Operation Manual Jun. 27, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

Different things motivate different people. Some are set into motion by the promise of pleasure, oth... Read More

Life Lessons Jun. 12, 2019

Single File®

—Readiness is all. The same person who didn't stir you 10 years ago might just knock your sock... Read More

Tillie Is Just a Name May. 30, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 17 and will graduate from high school in June. My given names are Tillie and Juanit... Read More

What Have I Learned? Apr. 03, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

Chuck Burck runs an upbeat burger place that caters to people of all ages. The following is a compil... Read More

Lessons From a Dog Jun. 07, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I wrote this list after saying goodbye to my beloved dog, Capra, and thought you might s... Read More

Trump Repeats the Folly of Protectionism Jan. 25, 2018

Steve Chapman

Next month, thanks to the tax bill signed by Donald Trump, many Americans will see more money showin... Read More

Lessons Learned From Lauer and Other Predators Dec. 03, 2017

Steve Chapman

The list of men credibly accused of sexual assault or harassment has grown to the length of a Charle... Read More

Lessons From a 2-Year-Old Oct. 23, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

I gave my son and daughter-in-law lots of gifts when their son, Elijah, was born. But none has come ... Read More

The Vietnam Syndrome: How We Lost It, Why We Need It Sep. 21, 2017

Steve Chapman

In Kabul, Afghanistan, American Embassy personnel who want to meet with their counterparts at the ne... Read More

Old and in the Way Aug. 10, 2017

Work Daze

There's nothing wrong with getting old. Except for the wrinkled skin, the sagging flesh, the aching ... Read More

Trump Forgets the Past and Blights the Future Jun. 04, 2017

Steve Chapman

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retr... Read More

Love -- And All That Good Stuff May. 03, 2017

Single File®

As long as we're on the subject of partnership in love — aren't we always? — and the dif... Read More

Want to Pass On Your Values, as Well as Your Assets? Consider an Ethical Will Dec. 21, 2016

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I've started to hear the term "ethical will." Could you explain what that is and what ... Read More

Ten Lessons for the Next President Sep. 15, 2016

Laura Hollis

Regardless of who wins the election in November, here are 10 things that I think he or she should ke... Read More

Hillary Forgets the Lessons of Bill's Presidency Aug. 28, 2016

Steve Chapman

For the past year, the Republican Party has behaved as though it is determined to abandon its best p... Read More

Today, Readers Share Their Hard-Earned Advice Jun. 19, 2016

Tales From the Front

NATE: Besides product advertisements, people should advertise who they truly are. Everyone should ha... Read More

Fighting Siblings and Gift-Giving Anxiety Jun. 17, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My children often bicker. I usually intervene whether their squabbles are heated ... Read More