Single reader wants to get comfortable being alone

DEAR HARRIETTE: I've been single for a while now, and I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of finding someone new. I want to take this time to focus on myself and what I need. It's important for me to build confidence in myself and know that I can thrive alone if I need to. I know that a major part of being single is learning to create joy for yourself and to appreciate spending time alone, but I don't know how. How do I make the most of this time in my life? — Single Again DEAR SINGLE AGAIN: What do you enjoy? Think about that. What do you like to do in your spare time?

New novel idea: Let the voters decide

And now, here’s a preview of coming attractions! The kerfuffle over President Biden’s handling of classified documents from his vice presidential days raises many legal and political issues. But here’s one critical takeaway: Elections have consequences.

Despite success, reader suffers health setbacks

DEAR HARRIETTE: I am embarrassed to say that I suffer from almost all the chronic health problems that commonly befall Black people in this country. I feel like such a failure in this regard. Outside of my health, I am killing it at work and have a good life. I checked off all the boxes toward success regarding education and building a career and family, but the health part sucks.

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Outside his tornado-damaged Crosspoint Christian Church, Rev. David Nichols told his congregation there was much for which to be grateful despite the destruction around them.

Holy water and orthodox memories of a vase of flowers

After the Christmas season and before Lent, Orthodox priests have — for centuries — rushed to visit church-members' homes to bless them with prayers and splashes of holy water flung about with a foot-long brush or handfuls of basil.


Participants in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Clinton Regional Hospital, under the direction of Vicki Kiesau, concluded a six-week course including graduation and education. Some of the participants included Leonard Abrahams, Bill Roll, Dan Kraybill, Walter Stidham, Herbert Vogt, Jackie Shaw, Eva Fansler and Thelma (Imogene) Rockhold.

Some prostate cancer patients could be good candidates for cryoablation

Dear Doctors: Why don't we hear more about cryoablation as a treatment for prostate cancer? It appears to be much easier than major surgery, so it seems like it would be a good option. What does the procedure entail? I am also interested in knowing about the advantages and disadvantages.