Arvind Khetia, Hindu engineer: Various accounts of creation are found in the spiritual and mythological texts of Hinduism.
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Dear Abby: I am a 58-year-old recent widower. My wife and I were very happy for 29 years, and that included a satisfying sex life. Although I am not ready to date yet, I continue to have a strong sex drive.
Dear Abby: I’m so upset. I just found out my son was molested by one of his older cousins. “Ryan” didn’t want me to know because he was afraid of how I would react. Ryan is 19 and a very private person. I want to confront the person who did this to him and press charges.
Dear Abby: Recently, our state became one that allows same-sex couples to wed. My partner, “Alex,” and I have been together for 18 years. We had planned to be married last spring, but a death in the family put our wedding on hold.
Dear Abby: My husband works, but I do not. I stay very busy, but he expects me to pack him a lunch every day. It must include a breakfast item and a lunch item, as he is starving by the time he arrives at work, even if he ate at home.
Historically, one of largest immigrant populations in Aberdeen were those who came from Finland. Until 1917, Finland was a part of Czarist Russia. In the early 1900s, to avoid conscription into the Czar’s army, thousands of young Finns fled to the United States and hundreds of them came to Grays Harbor. The Finns, a clannish people, created two distinct “Finntowns”: One in South Aberdeen west of Boone Street; and the second that ran on each side of the Wishkah River from roughly the Wishkah River Bridge to the North Aberdeen Bridge. While most Finns were industrious, providing much-needed labor and economic benefits to their new hometown, there were those who spent a large amount of their time in the local saloons, creating headaches for the Aberdeen police department. Here are a number of stories published by the Aberdeen Herald covering the antics of dissolute Finns.
Are you aware of the house fires in Hoquiam this month? Or those in Aberdeen in November?
Dear Abby: I have a 17-year-old son. He spends half his time with me and the other half with his mom. My question is about his cellphone.
‘Maybe she needs to be in a ‘home,’ ” Tom just said to Jolie, at a red light.
Dear Abby: I work with a wonderful, good-hearted young woman who holds a low-paying job. She’s raising three children alone, and I know she struggles to provide the necessities. I have learned that the holidays at their home are pretty meager.
Dear Abby: You sometimes print letters from people who are looking to meet decent, honorable and interesting other people. While you have recommended volunteering, joining health clubs, going to church — and staying out of bars — something I have yet to see mentioned is a community-based arts organization.
The Rev. Raymond Davis Jr., founder and pastor emeritus, Greater Corinthian Church of the Christ:
Dear Abby: A few months ago, I turned 50 and my co-workers held a small celebration. When we celebrate birthdays, we all have agreed to regift an item (usually a gag gift).
Dear Abby: What are the signs of prescription drug abuse? How would you suggest a young person like me (I am 13) confront a close family member about something like this, especially since I’m not sure?
Dear Abby: My husband, “Norm,” has become profoundly deaf. He has a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the other; neither has helped much. He has extreme difficulty with speech recognition. We can talk together in the quiet of our home as long as I sit right next to him and speak slowly. We use assisted-listening devices to communicate with each other in the car or at a restaurant.