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By sarah reasoner grey, 2017-03-21
Dear Sarah,   I am one of three children, the middle child. Our parents are both gone now. When mom died three years ago and more we saw that she quit deeded the house to me, and when it was to be sold the proceeds to be split evenly among all three of us. I let my younger brother live in it free until recently when I asked him to find another place to live because it needs to be sold. He got all mad and left it filthy for me and my husband to repair and clean up because he was angry with me, but so far I am the only one who pays the taxes on it. My older sister lives in town with her boyfriend and is anxious for her portion of the sale as well. The thing is, I want my paid taxes to come out of the sale of the house before the spilt but the other two say no to this. This is not...
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Happy St. Patricks Day


By Fermit The Krog, 2017-03-17
I'm getting tore up like a stolen bicyle.  
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Dear Sarah


By sarah reasoner grey, 2017-03-02
Dear Sarah, There are so many ways to look at the issue I bring to you that I am not certain that you can give me a pat answer. I will try to relate my story as I saw it unfold. About 7 months ago I was dining with my cousin at a restaurant about 30 minutes out of my town. It is a cozy place where people can talk in shadowed corners without necessarily being overheard or maybe even seen. I hadn't seen my cousin Edward for years so we were catching up on so much stuff that it took us forever to look at our menus and then to order dinner. So we were deep into each other's news. When our plates came I looked up to thank the waiter and who do I see but my girlfriend's husband with somebody other than her. They were acting very intimate over the table, holding hands, she was gazing...
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  environment china global-warming president-obama governor-scott-walker katharine-hayhoe congressman-rob-bishop the-palm-oil-industry the-standing-rock-sioux trump-voters        Thanks  to those of you who submitted nominations and who voted.  The four top candidates in each category were selected from the nominees and the poll was  conducted on three internet sites and Facebook. This year’s winners won by landslides. Here are the winners: Hall of Fame  1.  Dr. Katharine Hayhoe ( 91% of the vote) –   an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University, she is director of the Climate Science Center. She is an evangelical Christian who believes that science and religion do not have to...
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Dear Sarah


By sarah reasoner grey, 2017-02-18
Dear Sarah,   My sister Jane is on Army PTSD disability. Recently our father died and left us a little money, and now Jane now has gotten herself involved in what I believe to be a scam. She called me yesterday to confess this to me, and said that she has known these people for quite some time. She has already given these people $ 38,000 from her small inheritance and has not told her husband about this. She never contacted her lawyer either. These people claim they will teach her how to find investors for house flipping, and offer her support by giving her names and phone numbers to contact. She says she will get it back and more when the deals are done. Isn't this just a come on to bilk people out of their money? Why would they need to get her money if they have investor names...
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Dear Sarah


By sarah reasoner grey, 2017-02-06
Dear Sarah,   My husband and I are having this ongoing conflict about our 15 year old daughter. We pay over 35K for her to attend a private academy and so far this has not been a good investment. She doesn't study, her grades are very poor, she smokes pot, and she has had gotten her only warning (first and last) about using that substance on school grounds. I think we should forget about sending her there next year, and her father disagrees. He feels she needs to "cut the crap" and study harder, which means that I have to come home from work and play the heavy with lots of yelling and aggravation while he comes home later and makes nice with her. I work primarily to pay for her education and I feel that this is not fair to me. She could go to public highschool, still give us...
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Thanks  to those of you who submitted nominations. The four top candidates in each category have been selected from the nominees. Please vote for the ones who you think have most affected the environment for good or ill.  If you will, please post a reason for your vote and a suggestion for suitable gifts for your favorite candidate. The most interesting and humorous gift suggestions will be acknowledged. Voting will close and the winners announced on  March 1, 2017 . Please  put your choice in each category as a comment below or you may vote in a poll at this site. Hall of Fame Nominees 1.  China – for announcing an investment of $361 billion in renewable energy by 2020 (and probably taking the  global lead  in green tech – a sad, missed opportunity for the US,...

Dear Sarah


By sarah reasoner grey, 2017-01-17
Dear Sarah, I own and operate a growing hobby/card shop. I like the business a lot, get to meet a few people who are regulars, and a couple have become friends. I have been in a romantic relationship for 4 years. We are both in our early thirties. It has been everything I needed and wanted and my girlfriend Michelle I know felt the same way about us. In our relaxed life style everything kind of fit.  We liked the same foods, the same neighborhood. She often would help me in the store at night when we are open for various card swaps and show and tell for the younger groups. We have friends in common, love our hiking vacations, and totally enjoy our two black cats Boris and Tink who hang with me in the store. Within the last year a few problems have arisen. Ever since Michelle...
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It is important that we recognize those who have most affected the environment by their words and actions.  Each year, this site takes a poll to find those most deserving to be in the Environmental Hall of Fame and the Environmental Hall of Shame. Please send  your nominations  for  each category by e-mail through the “Contact the Author”   link or put it in the comment section . If you would, please include a short reason that your nominee should be chosen and suggest a suitable gift if they win. Nominations  will be taken until January 31st, 2017. The nominees will then be  listed  and this site will conduct a poll to determine the winner in each category.   You may suggest a suitable prize for your nominee. Please be imaginative, as particularly thoughtful or humorous...
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Dear Sarah


By sarah reasoner grey, 2016-12-30
Dear Sarah, I worry about my parents. Mom is 79 and Daddy is 81. My sister and I met at LAX the week before Christmas and visited with them in Brighton Mass. and noticed a sharp decline in ways that are not healthy for them. Mom doesn't want to cook and clean any more and Daddy has very little desire to pick up the slack. So, the house is not clean, and they eat what we used to call TV dinners, canned soup, and Entenmann's coffee cakes. They are both thinner than they were last April, but told us that they get checkups regularly. They do have good doctors and adequate medical coverage so that is a godsend. It's just that they both have changed so much in less than a year and it scares us both. We know that independence is very important to them. We talked about it after we left...
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