Kathryn Jean Lopez

An Uber driver told me this. On one of my last Uber rides for a while, I suspect. He is Muslim and seemed to have some real peace about him as he drove me to Catholic Mass, the same day that Mass cancellations became a thing here in the United States. I knew it was happening in Rome, but, gosh, it sure did seem to happen here quick.

Money management and building long-term financial health is a careful balancing act between long and short-term financial needs, and now is a perfect opportunity to re-examine your goals. People sometimes focus on short-term needs, making sure they can cover routine bills and living essentials.

I need test, you need a test, we all need a test! Or do we? If you are like approximately 80 percent of the population, a test confirming we are positive for COVID-19 won’t change the doctor’s advice.

The end of daylight saving time marks the start of longer, darker nights. That means many of us will spend more time over the next few months driving in the dark, relying on our headlights to light the way. Are your headlights up to the task?

Friends’ political apathy bothers reader

DEAR HARRIETTE: Now that things are heating up in the race for the presidency, I am noticing that fewer and fewer of my friends are paying attention. Last year, this was all we seemed to talk about. Now, it’s like pulling teeth to get those same young people, who are just about to vote for the first or second time, to pay any attention at all. They say they got exhausted by the fussing and fighting and are uninspired to continue to watch things play out. I am horrified. If people get apathetic already, what will happen come November? — Prepare To Vote

Will coronavirus expand mail-in voting?

Thousands of Oklahoma voters are expected to head to the polls in less than a month for school board and special elections in almost every county in the state.

Words of wisdom impart lesson in self-respect

0 EAR ABBY: I have carried a worn clipping of your “Definition of Maturity” with me for many years because it has been inspirational to me. I even gave a copy of it to my younger brother.

Back pain could be helped with Alexander technique

ear Doctor: I’ve had lower back pain for years, and nothing has helped. I’ve tried physical therapy, yoga and chiropractors, and I’ve even contemplated surgery. My sister suggests something called the Alexander technique. What do you think? I’m willing to try anything, but I don’t want to chase after treatments that aren’t useful.

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