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  • Ask Amy: Take road trip to reconnect with son

     Ask Amy: Take road trip to reconnect with son
    Dear Amy: My 19-year-old son has grown very distant. I got divorced when he was 14. Afterward our relationship was the best I could manage, considering a parenting schedule of every other Sunday. Prior to the divorce we were very close and spent a lot...
  • Can androids pray for digital salvation?

    Can robots make good Christians? As computer science races ahead, at least one forward-looking Florida pastor sees a future for the faith in whatever passes for a soul in robots, androids, cyborgs and other forms of artificial intelligence. No, I'm not...
  • Ask Amy: Are quips a good 'comeback' to bullies?

     Ask Amy: Are quips a good 'comeback' to bullies?
    Dear Readers: Please enjoy this "Best Of" column while I'm away. I return next week. Dear Amy: My 12-year-old son started at a new school, where he has become a target for verbal bullying by a few older guys. The school is doing its best to control...
  • 'Engagement' is a buzzword worth making noise about

     'Engagement' is a buzzword worth making noise about
    I'm no fan of buzzwords. I dislike them so much I created my own buzzword to describe the fight against overused workplace gibberish: dynamic jargon disruption. It's a phrase I'm hoping will catch on, but even a nationally renowned dynamic jargon...
  • How Hillary Clinton's enemies aid her cause

    In the business of low political blows, gun rights advocate Wayne LaPierre reminds us of Hillary Clinton's best not-so-secret weapon: her amazing ability to drive her rivals and critics nuts. "I have to tell ya," said the National Rifle Association's...
  • Alabama Shakes shake up their sound

    Alabama Shakes shake up their sound
    In 2012, when Alabama Shakes released its debut album, "Boys & Girls," the studio was not the band's friend. Songs that popped in concert sounded relatively constrained on record. The melodies were strong but fell into a retro pocket, evoking soul and...
  • Ask Amy: Aunt worries about hosting drug addict

     Ask Amy: Aunt worries about hosting drug addict
    Dear Readers: I've stepped away from my column for a few days. Please enjoy this "Best Of" column in my absence. I return next week. Dear Amy: I come from a big family, and we all come together on Christmas Eve every year. I plan to host the event at my...
  • Rhiannon Giddens stepping out from the Chocolate Drops

    Rhiannon Giddens stepping out from the Chocolate Drops
    The year leading up to Rhiannon Giddens' first solo album, "Tomorrow is my Turn" (Nonesuch), was full of zigs and zags, a whirlwind of shows and recording sessions that had her performing in a variety of contexts, some a good musical distance from her...
  • Rachel Marsden: America can't afford another 'domestic' president

    PARIS -- As U.S. political focus turns to declarations of presidential candidacies, there needs to be a deliberate effort to avoid a repeat of the "Obama adventure." Remember how Obama was supposed to be some kind of benign political homemaker who,...
  • Ask Amy: Older woman has an age-old problem

    Ask Amy: Older woman has an age-old problem
    Dear Readers: I've stepped away from my column for a few days. Enjoy these "Best Of" Q and A in my absence. I'll be back next week. Dear Amy: I am 75 years old — active, attractive and feel like I'm 25. I'm enrolled at a community college taking...
  • Ask Amy: Wife's grip on the purse strings is abusive

     Ask Amy: Wife's grip on the purse strings is abusive
    Dear Amy: The company I worked for offered an early retirement package. Since I am not old enough to draw on my pension I would have to roll it all over. I discussed this with my wife, and we came to the conclusion that this would be OK. She said if I...