March 26, 2017


Dear Short Answers:

It seems like I have a lot of friends who are getting serious illnesses these days. (Maybe it’s because we’re all getting older!) They post regular updates on Facebook, but I never know what to say other than “get well soon” or “sending love in…

Mystery Plant

March 25, 2017

I’ve saved this picture from a couple of years ago. March had arrived earlier, like a lamb, but then the raging lion showed up about halfway through. A huge storm went through my neighborhood in the middle of the night, with plenty of lightning and thunder. Of course, I was completely zonked…

ECU presents Mozart's "Don Giovanni"

March 24, 2017

East Carolina University’s spring opera is taking audiences back in time, but some of its plot points could’ve been taken straight out of the present day.

ECU opera theater students are performing “Don Giovanni,” an opera by W.A. Mozart with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte,…

Hax: Political and personal tension at family beach week

March 24, 2017

Q Please help me. My older sister and family go to the beach yearly for a week and stay together in a condo. Same location for decades. In recent years, I have rented nearby at the same time to see my family.

I must say, they don’t seem to care if we are there. We don’t eat…