Let’s recap: The line, “What kind of wife do you have? A luck one” is one of those unfunny passively insulting comments that pop up in bad sitcoms. You seem to interpret this as high praise, but I’d emphasize that the “lucky wife” is actually a reference to how awesome the husband is. … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: Fellow hiker needs firm and friendly treatment
Asking how are you feeling
Dear Wondering: Your boyfriend is acting jealous because he probably is jealous. Jealousy is a real human emotion, and parents sometimes feel jealousy toward their kids’ favorite teachers, aunts and uncles, spouses and partners because parents are human. Parents are not perfect and don’t always respond in ideal ways. And as much as children receive from their parents, parents also crave their children’s love and attention in return. … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: Dad seems to vie for his son’s attention
When a woman bursts into tears, can’t make up her mind, succumbs to a sweet-talking man, etc., does a contemporary woman say, “Come on, girl, buck up! Get a hold of yourself!” Or does she say, “Gee, I can see why she feels that way. I’d probably react the same way.” … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: Mom’s addiction and abuse roils household
Dear Amy: I am 68 years old (divorced, with two grown children and two grandchildren.) My former college boyfriend (from 1972-1975) is now 78 years old and, although still ambulatory, is in poor health requiring 24-hour professional care. No one knows how much longer he will live. … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: Old love letters don’t age so well
"I'm dipping your toe in the water," says Knight from his Carrboro home near Chapel Hill, where he lives with his wife, German-born illustrator Kerstin Konietzka-Knight, and their two sons. "Depending on how much it means to you, take a deeper dive into all this stuff that we're talking about," historically and systemically. The artist refers to getting beneath pop culture-level history as "digging the crates," as one might do in a vinyl record shop. … [Read more...] about Keith Knight’s show ‘Woke’ feels right on time. But he’s been drawing about police brutality for decades.