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Olive Oyl, Popeye’s sweetheart, first appeared in 1919 in a comic strip called “Thimble Theater.” Ten years later, the strip was renamed “Popeye.” That makes Ms. Oyl 103 … more
The impact of intercollegiate athletics on universities and colleges around our nation is undeniable. More than 460,000 students compete in intercollegiate athletics, the vast majority using their … more
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” Words of wisdom spoken by the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. I have a plaque … more
Hey Taylor: I feel like I’m supposed to be investing in electric cars but I’m not sure what that looks like. Do I have to buy Tesla stock or is there a sneaky up-and-comer? - Bruce Hey … more
In 1987, the “Buns of Steel” workout video was all the rage. It sold more than a million copies on VHS tape. The program of 50 separate exercises was developed by Greg Smithey, owner of … more
My aged Uncle Mort is bristling with disgust about the Dallas Cowboys. He cut his frustrations loose after the National Football League teams were trimmed to four, thus excluding Dallas. “If … more
Hey Taylor: So help me, I’ve tried to understand cryptocurrency and even invested in a few different coins, but I just can’t wrap my head around it and it all seems so volatile. Am I … more
There is something powerful about coming from behind—being an underdog. Students who are first-in-family to attend college, single parents, the offspring of immigrants or students of diverse … more
Last week’s piece about misstatements on the radio--as well as other communication boondoggles--resulted in readers’ contributions of foul-ups they’ve either heard of or … more
Toni My Medicare begins March 1st and I have received my first bill. This bill is for 4 months from March 1st to June 30th. I thought Medicare was monthly. If I pay this amount, then I cannot pay … more
What are you missing out on in life because you’re making excuses? No, really. Stop, think about this question and honestly answer it. Write it out if you need to, but focus on this question … more
Dear Dietitian, Recently you had a column that mentioned the MIND diet, which supposedly lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s. Can you explain more about that diet? Rob Dear … more
James Blunt, English singer, songwriter and record producer, had a megahit, “Goodbye My Lover,” that was recorded in Carrie Fisher’s bathroom. But that isn’t the most … more
The Servant’s work portends many residual effects.  The descendants of Abraham and Sarah were promised to grow more numerous than the stars, an image that informs Judah how much God will … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Sharing the Good News is something that Christians need to be diligent in doing.  We are quick to talk about how God blessed us while in a … more
You’d be surprised who’s contended with gestational diabetes -- a type of diabetes that usually appears around weeks 24 to 28 of pregnancy, although it can come on earlier: Salma Hayek … more
Time delay--a feature that allows deletion of serious blunders--has not always been a “backstop” when there’s tongue entanglement on radio broadcasts. A classic, of course, was … more
Fourth in a series on student educational debt. Upon completing baccalaureate and professional degrees, student indebtedness varies markedly across various races, ethnic groups, family income … more
Dear Toni, My husband recently retired from his job and because I am over 65, I needed to sign up for Medicare. I had to go to the local Social Security with the Request for Employment Information … more
There is something about puppy dogs. Every dog out there was once a puppy. It’s a short season in each dog’s life, but one that is a joy to experience. Whether it’s watching a … more
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