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Meaning of 'Moot' Is a Moot Question Jun. 16, 2021

The Word Guy

It's 11:45 a.m. at the faculty lunch table. A heated argument breaks out when an art teacher asks: "... Read More

My Offshore Library: University of Puerto Rico, 1978-1985 (Part II) May. 01, 2021

Luis Martínez-Fernández

In 1976, Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg delighted readers with his oddly titled book "Il formaggio... Read More

The Joy of Books May. 01, 2021

Susan Estrich

First, there was the gas leak. That I could smell. What I should have done that very minute was char... Read More

My Offshore Library: University of Puerto Rico, 1978-1985 (Part I) Apr. 24, 2021

Luis Martínez-Fernández

I love books. I am fond of them for the words they speak and the ideas they convey, for the stories ... Read More

10,000 Useful Tips To Save Time and Money ... and Counting! Oct. 07, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Today, I have a bunch of tips for you. These are quick, wonderful ways to save time and money every ... Read More

Public Library Services You May Not Know About That Can Save You Money Sep. 21, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

My adult children are big on borrowing stuff from their parents. And, from time to time, they may fa... Read More

It's Never Too Late To Do the Right Thing Mar. 23, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

My dear readers: As I was cleaning out some old, irrelevant files, I came across something I wrote b... Read More

You're Your Own Person Oct. 28, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 14, and my parents are really strict with me. I've got an outrageously early curfew... Read More

Needing a New Relationship Foundation Jul. 18, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My husband constantly lies by omission of details of what he has done. He has had two af... Read More

Books Everywhere Mar. 02, 2019

The Art of Design

When I was a student in the fourth grade, our teacher gave us an assignment investigating different ... Read More

You're Not Helpless; He's Just Made You Feel That Way Nov. 12, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have been married for 32 years to a horrible man. He is self-centered, controlling, a ... Read More

You Can Take Them to AA, But You Can't Make Them Stop Drinking Nov. 05, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a mother of three children, but it's the oldest my husband and I worry about. When... Read More

Timely Books About Leadership, Resisting and Individual Power Aug. 24, 2018

Kids' Home Library

With all the political craziness of late, kids can become as confused and as stressed as their paren... Read More

Why Buy When You Can Borrow for Free? Jul. 23, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

My adult children are big on borrowing stuff from their parents. And from time to time, they (you kn... Read More

Quit if Grades Start Slipping Dec. 14, 2017

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 17, and in the 12th grade and I have very good grades. I've been accepted and will ... Read More

Teen Reads for All of Us May. 12, 2017

Kids' Home Library

Fall into a young adult novel, and leave worries behind. These new teen reads are every bit as excit... Read More

Refreshers for the Mind Feb. 13, 2017

Kids' Home Library

These books will help children keep what they've learned fresh for the next few months. "Ann and Na... Read More

Read, Read, Read Before School Starts! Jul. 27, 2016

Kids' Home Library

These fun picture books full of wordplay and stories of vacations and beach time fit the hot August ... Read More

Can The Donald Lose a Little? Mar. 09, 2016

Roger Simon

"We are going to win and win. We are going to win so much you are going to come to me and say, 'Mr.... Read More

The Buzz About Medical Equipment Feb. 08, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Shortly after I had knee surgery, I went to the library wearing my (prescribed) compress... Read More