Biden’s true colors remain vivid

Joe Biden’s political life always has played out against one soundtrack; it came in 12/8 time and was written by Phil Spector, an inspiration that came from his father’s tombstone. It went this way: To know, know, know him Is to love, love, love him.

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.