| Jun 27, 2012
My mom nearly started a revolt at her assisted living facility.
She called me at work recently, upset that a water cooler had disappeared from the dining room. Having been led to believe that it was not coming back, she and another resident conspired...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Watch out London -- the much-anticipated vacation has arrived and the first half of the trip seems to be going a lot smoother than we expected.
The London crew
LuAnn, Carole, and Sonja arrive in London only to be greeted by a lovely British gentleman...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Marion Elizabeth McKenzie Petit July 13, 2012 Beloved wife and mother, Marion Elizabeth McKenzie Petit died at the age of 92 in La Canada, California. She was born to J. Wallace McKenzie and Wilhelmina Fitger McKenzie on December 13, 1919, in Great Falls,...
| Jul 26, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
To each their own and all, but the Chicago-made romantic comedy “Qwerty” possesses a pretty warped perception of behavior that could be regarded as charming.
When Scrabble devotee Zoe (Dana Pupkin) calls her boyfriend...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:59 PM
I have recently met a woman I am falling madly in love with. As a divorced guy at the age of forty I never thought I would say that again. I have dated, a lot, and I just figured love was something that didn't exist for me. We do everything together,...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:36 AM
One of the big perks of my job is the occasional opportunity to meet and interview people in the entertainment world that I've long admired. Among those with whom I've chatted are Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Diane Keaton, Martin Milner and Mike...
| Apr 17, 2013
You figured it would always be this way: you, all your brothers and sisters plus their kids, gathering for holidays or summer barbecues much the way you did when your parents were alive.
Without your dad who died a dozen years ago or your mom who passed...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:51 AM
After a brief bout with cancer, Solveig Albertson Dahl passed away December 20, 2012 in her San Luis Obispo home, surrounded by her five loving children. Born August 10, 1927 in Fargo,
North Dakota, she was a longtime resident of Glendale, where she...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Baking as an act of redemption and reinvention has cropped up rather frequently in the American cultural landscape recently — think Keri Russell as an abused wife who finds her purpose in pies in "Waitress" or Kristen Wiig's thwarted bakery owner in...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:47 AM
“Grammarnoir 5: The Shame of the Prose” is a four-part serial, running on Mondays from February 11 until the thrilling conclusion on March 4, National Grammar Day. Grammarnoir is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of characters to any...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:20 AM
The word was tristeza. It's a disease of citrus trees, but more importantly, for Tobey Roland, it once scored 228 points for him in a game of Scrabble, he said.
Roland, 52, of Mount Washington, loves Scrabble and estimates he has played in 120...