An former boyfriend I dated in high school contacted me online. It was great hearing from him and we spoke on the phone for hours, catching up on the last 30 years. He even put his wife on to say “Hello.” He considers me “the one that got away.” I don’t feel the same way about him. How do I gracefully bow out of these phone calls without insulting him or destroying what initially was a friendly reconnection?
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Wednesday, January 8: Mustard dill baked fish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, macaroni and cheese, cherry gelatin.
Thursday, January 9: Teriyaki glazed pork, stir fried vegetables, carrot ginger soup, sesame brown rice, fresh melon.
Friday, January 10: Stuffed cabbage w/ meat sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh apple slices.
Monday, January 13: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.
“Star Wars” fans should be pleased.
The regular movie-goer should enjoy “Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise Of Skywalker.”
“A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” is an odd little film.
On the one hand, it’s been perceived as a biopic of Latrobe, Westmoreland County, native Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003), host of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” (1968 - 2001), produced by WQED, Pittsburgh, and telecast on Public Broadcasting Television stations.
On the other hand, the film is not a Fred Rogers biopic.
The Allentown Band has been awarded the American Prize’s Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music 2018-2019.
The band, which was named a Finalist Honorable Mention, received a Special Judges’ Citation for its CD, “Championing the Music of Morton Gould.”
The band also received a Third Place Citation in the American Prize’s Community Band-Wind Ensemble Division for its performance on its CD “Tribute to John Williams.”
Some movies are lifted by low expectations.
Having seen a movie where you’re not expecting much, you sometimes end up with higher results.
That’s what happened for me with “Jumanji: The Next Level.”
Once one gets past the illogical legerdemain of the movie’s premise, which I won’t geek out on here, “Jumanji” provides an entertaining, frequently humorous and often wild ride.
Q. How do I go about learning CPR?
If you would like to learn CPR, contact the American Heart Association: americanheart.org; 1-877-AHA-4CPR.
Another CPR resource is the American Red Cross: redcross.org.
You can try a local hospital.
CPR, or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, employs chest compression and mouth-to-mouth breathing to treat cardiac arrest, heart attack, drowning and electrocution.
CPR can keep some blood flowing to the brain and heart during an emergency.
The weather may be cold, but your green thumb is still itching.
What can you do? You can still do some gardening, even at this time of the year: indoor gardening.
We see amaryllis being sold every fall in the local grocery store or garden center. They look great, but are they easy to grow? As with any plant, give it the right conditions and some TLC and you’ll reap the rewards.
“Richard Jewell’ is another brilliant film from director Clint Eastwood.
The film is based on the true story about security guard Richard Jewell, who became a “person of interest,” but was never charged in the bombing of Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. The explosion is said to have killed two persons (one from a heart attack) and injured 111.
Jewell discovered the bomb before it detonated and with other officials cleared most of the spectators out of the park, saving the lives of thousands.
I often overhear people discussing what their goals are for the New Year. As it often happens, I will be asked, “What is your New Year’s resolution?” I’m not a big fan of announcing my New Year’s resolutions. How can I politely answer the question?
There are two types of resolution makers: people who make their resolutions public and those that keep them private.
If you need social support and want to talk about your goals, go right ahead.
But deciding to remain private about your goals is fine, too.