CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Damon Wayans Jr., 36; Chloe Sevigny, 44; Owen Wilson, 50; Oscar Nunez, 60. Happy Birthday: A realistic view of the past will help you make wiser choices moving forward. Being honest regarding your feelings about the importance of your relationships with others will help you gain better perspective. A change will do you good, but first resolve issues that are holding you back. Your numbers are 3, 11, 20, 26, 31, 34, 42. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotions are welling and need to be channeled. Concentrate on something you love to do, or make plans with someone you enjoy spending time with. Talks will lead to promising plans that will give you something to look forward to. Romance is highlighted. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Gather information. Check out courses and the qualifications required to do something that interests you. Set incentives and make plans that will energize and excite you to get started. Change begins within and leads to a better … [Read more...] about Cancer: You don’t have to bend to what others want
There has always been about her a sense that she did, indeed, have a truth of her own and that it was, if not at odds with the one her husband expressed with high-flown eloquence, more real and more rooted, as befits a girl from the South Side of Chicago. “You wait till Barack gets out of office,” some of us said, “Michelle’s going to tell it like it is.” Now that moment arrives. Obama calls her memoir “Becoming,” and the title deserves a moment of contemplation. Not just because it’s elegant and simple, but also because it’s a tacit acknowledgment that making oneself a fully human being, forming a more perfect person, as it were, is a process with no finish line. We are all, always, becoming. Here, then, is the former first lady’s report on where that process stands with her, 54 years after she was born to Fraser and Marian Robinson, who raised her in a cramped apartment on Euclid Avenue. It is a story of a father’s … [Read more...] about So now Michelle Obama finally tells her truth.
One doesn’t have to be Roman Catholic or even Christian to recognize the great good the Catholic Church has done. America would be worse off were it not its pro-life stance and numerous acts of charity. But good works are sometimes diluted or even overwhelmed by evil works, and it is the evil works of pedophile priests that threaten to sully the good the church has done. But what should trouble not only Catholics but non-Catholics too is the latest statement from the Vatican regarding the sexual abuse scandal, a scandal that has prompted many Catholics to leave the church and the faith altogether. In a letter to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting in Baltimore, the Vatican, as reported by U.S. News & World Report, requested that U.S. bishops “wait until after the Vatican-convened global meeting on sex abuse takes place in February” to take action on the sexual abuse issue plaguing the church. “The conference of bishops had expected to focus … [Read more...] about The shame of the Catholic Church
BOSTON (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and six assists, bouncing back from one of his worst performances of the season and leading the Utah Jazz to a 98-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Ricky Rubio scored 20 points for Utah, which beat Boston for the second time in eight days and swept the season series. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Derrick Favors finished with 10 points and eight boards. Mitchell took 35 shots and did not record an assist in Friday night’s 113-107 loss at Philadelphia. He was far more efficient against Boston, going 10 for 21 from the field and 3 for 4 at the free-throw line. Boston scored its fewest points since a 93-90 loss at Orlando on Oct. 22. Kyrie Irving had 20 points for the Celtics, who had won two in a row. Jayson Tatum finished with 10, but no other player scored in double figures for Boston. The Celtics were just 8 for 26 from the field in the third quarter. They had to play much of the period without … [Read more...] about Mitchell, Jazz sweep season series from Celtics
Maine veterinarians are offering more compassionate care and surroundings to make euthanizing cherished pets less traumatic. In the “quiet room” at the Bridgton Veterinary Hospital — a small, cozy space more resembling a living room or den than a clinical exam room — families say goodbye to their pets. “Years ago, we wouldn’t have even considered a room like this, and now I can’t imagine practicing without it,” said Dr. Gary Wheeler, owner of Bridgton Veterinary Hospital. The room, with a brown suede love seat, walls decorated with pictures, pamphlets, and plenty of tissues, contrasts with the other rooms in the hospital, providing a warm, soothing place for a family facing the death of their pet. Euthanasia, translated literally, means “good death.” Saying goodbye to a pet is never easy, but Maine veterinarians say procedures and attitudes are shifting to make the environment and process more bearable for pet owners. When … [Read more...] about Maine veterinarians offer more compassionate ways to euthanize pets