Guest Columnists

Best thing I ever bought

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Of all the columns I’ve written, the one on how to have perpetually clean carpet in my home has generated by far the most interest. Here it is again, updated.

Avoiding a wild workplace romance

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Dear Annie: I never thought I’d write to you, but I have no one else to ask. I work part time as a customer service representative. Like me, all of

Thank you, readers

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Dear Readers: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank all of you — my readers. I particularly want to single out those of you who have reached

Make every day thanksgiving

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I love Thanksgiving so much I would say it vies for first place in my favorite holiday lineup. I love and adore a classic turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Reeling from mom’s gambling expenses

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Dear Annie: Since 2013, my mother has inherited $475,000, which she has cast into a bonfire of casino losses, church donations, failed business investments and undisclosed other ventures. My late

Saying no to hosting duties

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Dear Annie: Christmas is around the corner, and my mother has asked me to host Christmas at my house. (Roughly 30 people will be there.) I do not feel my

4 ways to use a slow cooker

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They’re bulky and take up precious cabinet space, but we’ll never get rid of our slow cookers. They can be lifesavers on days when time is scarce and we just

Unable to forgive and forget in grief

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Dear Annie: My daughter recently passed from complications of myasthenia gravis. She died unexpectedly one evening after she stopped breathing during an MG crisis. Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune