Looming Joe, Hunter Biden scandal

Republicans have long said the Hunter Biden laptop scandal is really a Joe Biden story. Now, it looks like the Joe Biden classified documents scandal is also a Hunter Biden story. Two Biden scandals are merging into one.

Impending beach vacation causes trepidation

DEAR HARRIETTE: I go to the beach every summer, and I am looking forward to it again this year. I have a bit of trepidation, too. I have gained a lot of weight. As much as I like to sit out on the beach and tan and walk around and collect shells, I am feeling more and more self-conscious about my body. I know that nobody is checking for me like that, but I feel uncomfortable in my skin.

Stoking up the fires of wokeness

When the talk turns to left-wing “woke” ideology on college campuses, I sometimes say I was there at the creation. I basically resigned my first academic job over it. Clearly it was quit or get fired – basically for having the wrong perceived identity and a congenital resistance to moralistic cant.


With nearly anything available to purchase online and have shipped to your home, you might want to reconsider ordering items that come packaged in dry ice. While fresh-churned ice creams, seafood and other items that need to stay frozen when shipped are tempting, the disposal of dry ice — solidified carbon dioxide — is problematic. Pouring it down drains can cause pipes to freeze and burst. And the container, gloves and anything else that's used to hold or handle it needs to be disposed of at a household hazardous waste site. Buy local instead, and skip icy-cold foods altogether in your online shopping.

Rich friend doesn’t want relationships to change

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have had a couple of financially good years recently. At the same time, I know that a couple of my closest friends have been suffering. I do my best to be supportive. For example, we used to go out to eat a lot. Now, I invite them over for drinks or dinner at least once a month so we can hang without adding burdensome expenses to anyone. Everybody seems to have a nice time, and sometimes they will bring a dish or a bottle of wine or something.

Living quality life beyond football

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