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One of my teachers used to say that no one should publish a book before turning 50. That was overstated, to be sure. However, J.D. Vance’s “Hi…

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a close friend whom, in non-pandemic times, we invited over for dinner or cocktails at least once or twice a we…

Hatred is a thief! Hatred will steal away your love, your joy and peace. Hatred will kill your testimony as a believer. Hatred destroys physic…

Dear Annie: Like so many others, I lost my old job because of COVID-19. I was a waitress in a small restaurant and bar. Now, I work in a yarn …

Happy holidays. While I’m chugging eggnog, please enjoy this lightly edited column no one remembers from way back in 1995, complete with terri…

2020 has been a challenge to say t he least. I have encountered many who are happy to see it pass to history. Christmas 2020 is no exception t…

As a child of the ’70s who grew up gnawing on lead-painted building blocks, tossing metal-tipped lawn darts and participating in BB gun shooto…

Dear Annie: I am about to get married to a woman I am still madly in love with, five years after we first met. Within two months after our fir…

It was my special privilege, last year, to visit Bethlehem. The Church of Nativity was, of course, first on the itinerary. What deeply impress…

Dear Annie: My sister passed away in September, and I was really looking forward to spending an evening with her family during Christmas. I’d …

I think Bonsai trees are intriguing. Bonsai is a Japanese art form which uses pruning and root reduction techniques to create small trees in c…

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