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  • John Kass: Trip to becoming empty-nesters went too fast

    They don't talk about the quiet in the house. Instead friends tell you all the fun you'll have together, all the freedom you'll finally achieve, once your kids are gone away to college. The problem is that they tell you in a chatty, excited voice,...
  • Pets increasingly tagging along on family vacations

    Pets increasingly tagging along on family vacations
    According to one dictionary, the definition of vacation is, "An extended period of recreation with family and/or friends, often away from home." Since the vast majority of pet owners consider pets members of the family, it's no surprise that more and more...
  • In the Wake of the Web

    In the Wake of the Web
    Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnist David Haugh.   After three weeks of training camp in Bourbonnais, the Bears will leave Wednesday morning after a final walk-through. What are the 10 things you could say on the last...
  • Ask Amy: What happens when good men do nothing?

    Ask Amy: What happens when good men do nothing?
    Dear Amy: Several years ago a co-worker I was friendly with suggested we get together on a day off and barhop, shoot some pool and drink some beer. We met at a bar we both knew about and then left in his car. He said he needed to stop by his house for...
  • Do more tests to pinpoint cause of cat's ear infections

    Do more tests to pinpoint cause of cat's ear infections
    These reader questions on dog behavior were answered by veterinary behaviorists at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center. Q: I feed my cat about half a manufactured raw diet...
  • Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State

    The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11 there was a lot of talk about a "clash of civilizations" and a long "existential struggle" facing the West. I once...
  • Ask Amy: Parents want others to include child

    Ask Amy: Parents want others to include child
    Dear Amy: My son is in fourth grade. He is involved in a sport each season. Due to the size of the school, he is on teams with the same group of boys over and over. Many of the parents of these boys have become friends and socialize together. My husband...
  • Robin Williams and how brilliant ideas are born

     Robin Williams and how brilliant ideas are born
    Even without Robin Williams' death last week, I might have been reminded of a quiet, thoughtful conversation he and I once had about the process behind his distinctive comedy. Williams spoke of taking a concept on stage, attempting to connect unrelated...
  • Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide

     Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide
    Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Back then, it was reasonable to expect that by 2014, America would be a fully integrated nation in which equality prevailed. But as the events in Ferguson,...
  • Ask Amy: Man wants to reinvent his dating life

    Ask Amy: Man wants to reinvent his dating life
    Dear Amy: I am a 32-year-old male. I have been in a string of monogamous relationships for the past 18 years, the shortest of which was one year and the longest, ending in divorce two years ago, was 81/2 years. All of my relationships (5 in total) were...
  • Ask Amy: Dad's debts litter daughter's property

    Ask Amy: Dad's debts litter daughter's property
    Dear Amy: My father has been living with my fiance and me for almost two years. The idea was that he would find his own place as soon as he could. We never asked him for anything except to tinker around and fix things around our place. My fiance is...