The mystery surrounding 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s use of light and how he was able to produce such photorealistic paintings has baffled art historians for centuries.
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PHILADELPHIA — Eternal rest can’t be too far off — Bernice Gordon is 100 — but for two nights recently, she didn’t sleep. Didn’t even get into bed.
When is a twist on something so different that it doesn’t resemble the original at all? This might be one of those times.
With frigid temperatures outside, one of the coziest places to be is in a warm, sweet-smelling kitchen baking, baking, baking. Especially on Sundays, when the game-of-the-week is on. I’m much too fidgety to couch-sit for hours, so I half-listen to the television and bake.
We’ve always believed that baking should be fun, with the best recipes being both entertaining to prepare and delicious to eat.
Dear Abby: I work in a palliative care unit in a local hospital, and I’m all too aware of how important it is to have one’s end-of-life wishes documented, notarized and on-hand in case of an emergency.
Join the authors of “The Burma Cookbook: Recipes from the Land of a Million Pagodas” on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 p.m. at Rediviva. The authors, Robert Carmack and Morrison Polkinghorne, will give an hour-long presentation on their experiences traveling through Southeast Asia.
The woman is a wife of 14 years. She feels guilty, even as she tells me she has yet to do anything wrong. She feels guilty because she is drawn to the attention and desire of a man who is not her husband.
When Bob Waite came to work at the Aberdeen Building Department 35 years ago, there were no computers, just what he calls Stone Age technology to go through the permitting process. He is set to retire March 28. “It’s been a great place to work. I am going to miss all the people I have worked with.” The 1966 Aberdeen High School graduate went into the Army for two years and spent a year in Vietnam. He attended college at Grays Harbor and Contra Costa colleges. He lived in the Bay Area for several years, then returned to the Harbor to work for the department in 1979. He rose to head the department. Waite has two sons by his first marriage: Morgan, 37, who works for Grays Harbor PUD, and Brian, 40, who works for Asplund Tree Service and lives in both Totten Inlet and Laguna Beach, Calif. He and his second wife, Kathy, have been married 19 years and have six grandchildren between them. His father, Jack, who is in his 90s, still lives in Aberdeen.
D ear Abby: About a year ago, I stopped seeing a man I’ll call “Vince.” Since then he has been stalking me. He sends me texts with photos he took of us while we were dating, but distorts them to make me look like I’m stabbing him in the heart. He sends videos with my head on a dancing Barbie doll. My neighbors tell me they see him drive past my house. (He lives across town.) I refuse to talk to him now because he scares me.
Dear Abby: I thought I was a healthy 40-year-old until I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My doctor began treating it as a stand-alone condition, without considering that high blood pressure is a major risk factor for kidney disease.
Dear Abby: My son is almost 3. He is the light of my life. I love him more than I can describe, but sometimes I can’t handle his energy. We carefully monitor how much sugar he eats and we are sure his diet is not what’s causing the problem. Mostly I think he is just a rowdy little boy.
Cabin fever is taking hold across a huge chunk of the country these days.
D ear Abby: What can I do about a child I see in an automobile who is hanging out the window when she passes my house? The child is around 4 years old.
Tablets, computers and e-readers provide a convenient way to read the news, but a good, old fashioned, printed newspaper offers a wonderful resource for all sorts of recycled creations.