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Managing a Bad Boss

If you work for a bad boss, likely you feel overwhelmed, undervalued, and stuck. It is even worse if you like your job and coworkers and leaving isn’t an option…

Dorothy’s Place: Names and Memories

By Dorothy Denne When you teach school as long as I did, names take on special meaning to you. Just hearing a particular name can trigger a stream of memories,…

Dorothy’s Place: Homemade

By Dorothy Denne I was hot, tired, and hungry. I had worked hard and I deserved a treat. I went to the freezer and took out the carton of ice…

Dorothy’s Place: Is It Better?

By Dorothy Denne Remember when we had no air conditioning? We expected to be hot and we expected to sweat. We were and we did. When it got too hot,…

The Truth About Lifetime Spousal Support

By Don Schweitzer When actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans for divorce in June, the significance of their 10-year marriage became the focus of media attention. In…

Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Cecilia & Thomas

Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Cecilia & Thomas

These two cuties are the only ones left from a litter of six. They will be adopted together and, hopefully, soon! They are little gray tabbies, almost identical siblings. Both…

Dorothy’s Place: Attic Treasures

By Dorothy Denne The attic of my aunt’s farm house contained a wealth of treasures for children’s imaginations. My cousins and I could form a terrific music group. One of…

Lifeline for Pets: Cats of the Week ‘Tien’ and ‘Meeshee’

Lifeline for Pets: Cats of the Week ‘Tien’ and ‘Meeshee’

Adorable Tien is a male, flame-point longhair Ragdoll mix. His name means “Guarded Budda’s Golden Goblet.” Sister Meeshee is a chocolate-point snowshoe Siamese mix, and both of her front paws…

Dorothy’s Place: A Few Giggles From the Internet

By Dorothy Denne How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes…

Lifeline For Pets Cat of the Week: Kayley

Lifeline For Pets Cat of the Week: Kayley

Calico Kayley (Again!), Age 3 Dear Readers, this is the fourth time we have featured this beautiful calico girl, and we are praying–yes, even begging–for the purr-fect person to step up and…