Party lines my time’s social network

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasionally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting […]

Dirty Laundry: Teaching your child to spot friends among ‘frenemies’

Aisha Sultan It was hard to hear Cameron’s quiet voice in the hotel conference room filled with young girls. She had raised her hand to ask a question to Annie Fox, who was giving a presentation about “Real Friends and the Other Kind.” “What about a friend who acts like a friend half the time, […]

Focusing on big picture shows possible obstructions

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist While driving home from church recently, my co-pilot pointed out the dirty windshield and the torn driver’s side windshield wiper. When I nonchalantly responded that I’d swap it out with the good one on the passenger side, she looked at me incredulously just in time to see an oncoming car […]