Gardening is slow going. Drop a seed; harvest a carrot. In between there’s watering, weeding, waiting. No chase scene, no explosion, no big reveal.
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Joe Ponessa, who spent 25 years as a housing, indoor environment and health specialist at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, responded to a recent column about mold testing. He said much of what he knows about mold remediation comes from associating with some of the top mold people in the country.
Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project, is aiming to teach kids to be kind.
WALLA WALLA — Need more exercise? Sit down and relax.
My daughter’s room is a mess.
In the early 1950s, six pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital sat down at a table and jotted down notes they thought would help as they began treating patients.
Recent guests at an online chat for The Washington Post included cookbook author and food blogger Cathy Barrow and writer and caterer Vered Guttman. Here are edited excerpts from that chat.
Most Stunning Revival: Eccentric Ancestor Names
As we get closer to the end of August, expect to see some wild and crazy airfares. The end of the busy summer travel season always brings a drop in prices, but we have also seen some short-lived sales recently with great fares for travel in summer and beyond.
Dear Abby: My granddaughter “Cindy,” age 2, was being watched by her mommy’s ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, “Bubby hurt me.” Bubby is what she calls her 10-year-old cousin. Her mother called the police. A policeman spoke to her and said there wasn’t enough evidence. Now my granddaughter is scared of men.
Maybe old beachers should stay out of the sun; it addles their brains. Thankfully, a reader corrected a reference in a previous column that referred to foxglove as digitalis. That’s what comes of correcting a long sentence to clarify it and really messing up the correct information.
Rachel Hardin of Bellingham and Trevor Jobst of Aberdeen are engaged and will be married on Sept. 20, 2014, in Orting.
Aberdeen residents Tammy Lynn Davidson and James Eugene Law Jr. are engaged and planning a fall wedding.
Dear Readers: On April 11, I printed a letter from “Wondering in Washington,” a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that “any money I earn is mine” in a marriage or live-in situation. He said when he married, he and his wife considered what they earned to be “theirs” — not his or hers. When I asked my “younger readers” to chime in, I was inundated. Some excerpts:
I tune into the World Cup final just as Germany and Argentina head to “extra time,” deadlocked in an epic, scoreless tie. My son, Joseph The Football Player, says, “I didn’t think you liked soccer, Papa.”