Guest Columnists

A cheating pig

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Dear Annie: My friend has been dating the same guy for about a year, and I have always gotten along with him just fine. He has become my friend, too.

How to clean leather furniture

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When it comes to furnishing your home, it’s difficult to find anything more luxurious and elegant than fine leather. With that elegance comes the challenge of how to clean it

Grandma feels used

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Dear Annie: I’m a grandmother to five children. My son Brian and his wife, Amanda, have a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old together. They live several states away, about a five-hour

9 ways to guarantee a fabulous family vacation

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When I was a kid, vacation meant four kids crammed into the back seat of a sedan, poking and elbowing one another while counting the miles between rest stops. Things

Saloon shooting changed young Texan’s life

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By Jul. 26, 1881, the desperate young cowboy had put a hundred miles between him and a blood-splattered barroom in Bryan. Three days of hard riding in the broiling summer

Brother-in-law blind to alcohol issues

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Dear Annie: I’m writing because I hope the person this will help most will read it. My brother-in-law is an alcoholic and won’t see that he has a problem. His

The right Medicare prescription drug plan

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Toni: I am turning 65 in July and am an insulin dependent diabetic. I take two insulins, which are rather expensive. I am concerned about the Part D Donut Hole,

To the ends of the Earth

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The book of Acts sets the stage for a fascinating drama about the origins of the Christian community following the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. It is a theological

Being a friend, not a therapist

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Dear Annie: I have a friend who has experienced a difficult life, including abuse, cancer and loss. I no longer spend time with her because every visit involved a painful