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Husband hopes wife is willing to spice up their love life

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for quite a while, and our intimate life became monotonous and unimaginative a long time ago. Over the years I have suggested we try things like role-playing and other non-extreme variations during intimate times. My suggestions were met with rolling eyes and retorts like, “I’m your wife, not a hooker.” I finally gave up and try to be content with what we have together.

Justice in Motion — It’s tax time …

Every January I write a column on taxes. It is remarkable how many folks don’t take advantage of tax credits. In this community we have a lot of low- to moderate-income working families and individuals who qualify for some or all of these credits—many of whom fail to claim these credits. This is the time to mention to family, friends and neighbors they should look into this.

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Online search: shocking news about live-in boyfriend

Dear Abby: Recently, a member of the family suggested that my mother Google the name of my sister’s new live-in boyfriend. (Another family member said he had done it months ago.) When Mom did, she saw that he is a convicted sex offender. We were all shocked as he has been very good to my sister and other members of the family.

Parents refuse to travel, prefer to stay home with cats

Dear Abby: I never thought I would be a cat-hater. My 70-year-old parents are very active, but ever since they brought home two cats, they are no longer willing to travel out of town. That means they are now missing many family events — Thanksgiving, graduations, funerals, etc. Christmas and Easter are spared because we all travel to see them on those occasions.