By Joan Morris | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 6:17 am DEAR JOAN: My mother will be 84 in a few weeks. She’s in reasonably good health, although she uses a walker because she’s not very steady on her feet. She lives with us, so we are able to give her the assistance she needs. She has talked about getting another dog, but we don’t have any pets and my husband and I aren’t sure we want one. My husband works and I do a lot of volunteer work, which takes me away from the house throughout the day. I worry that my mom wouldn’t be able to take care of a pet when we aren’t there. What do you think? Not Dog People, Danville DEAR NOT.: You have valid concerns about having a pet, but I think it’s important to also consider what’s best for your mom. Studies have shown that pets can add years to your life, but even if they only extend our time by a single hour, … [Read more...] about Should 84-year-old woman be allowed to have a dog?
Best 30 year old gifts
Thirty years ago last Friday, on the darkest day of the year, 31,000 feet above one of the most remote parts of Europe, America suffered its first major terror attack. Ten years ago last Friday, then FBI Director Robert Mueller bundled himself in his tan trench coat against the cold December air in Washington, his scarf wrapped tightly around his neck. Sitting on a small stage at Arlington National Cemetery, he scanned the faces arrayed before him—the victims he’d come to know over years, relatives and friends of husbands and wives who would never grow old, college students who would never graduate, business travelers and flight attendants who would never come home. Burned into Mueller’s memory were the small items those victims had left behind, items that he’d seen on the shelves of a small wooden warehouse, outside Lockerbie, Scotland, a visit he would never forget: A teenager’s single white sneaker, an unworn Syracuse University sweatshirt, the wrapped … [Read more...] about Pan Am Flight 103: Robert Mueller’s 30-Year Search for Justice
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 11:00 PM EST Dec 6, 2018 It was the year moviegoers said "Wakanda forever." "Black Panther" broke down barriers of race in Hollywood blockbusters and became one of the highest grossing motion pictures of all-time. If the old rules weren't exactly thrown out at the movies this year, they're certainly changing. Films like "Black Panther," "Sorry to Bother You," "BlacKkKlansman," "The Hate U Give" and "Blindspotting" addressed issues of race in America in a crackling, fresh new voice, making old-fashioned movies about race (see "Green Book") seem just that: old fashioned. Meanwhile, there was a bounty of excellent films made by veteran directors (72-year-old Paul Schrader) and newcomers (28-year-old Bo Burnham, 30-year-old Carlos López Estrada), showing the wide range of voices leaving their mark on today's Hollywood. And there was a bear, a kind-hearted, soft-spoken bear, whose teachings rang … [Read more...] about 2018’s best films (and a few of its worst)
By Joy Sewing Published 3:58 pm CDT, Friday, October 19, 2018 TOP SECRET MISSION: BECOME A SECRET AGENT With the purchase of each Secret Agent experience, $25,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, $5,000 will be donated to Mission Volant and $5,000 will be donated to Warfighter Made. Limited number of experiences available. ($315,000) Here’s your chance to find out. As the operatives, four adrenaline junkies will fly to Las Vegas via private jet for a three-day, two-night espionage adventure organized by The Invictus Experience. Upon landing, they’ll be greeted by a mysterious man in a tux, who will hand over an envelope containing their assigned mission profile – and the fun will begin with a team of elite and decorated Special Operations Forces Veterans. Free-fall parachutists, combatant divers, force reconnaissance marines, et al will accompany the group to fulfill all of their secret agent fantasies: jumping out of planes, … [Read more...] about Neiman Marcus reveals 2018 fantasy holiday gifts
Marcy de Luna, Houston Chronicle Updated 11:39 am CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 Country icon Willie Nelson ans supermodel Kate Upton sport the same look. Country icon Willie Nelson ans supermodel Kate Upton sport the same look. Photo: Photo Of Herb Kelleher And Willie Nelson Courtesy Of Southwest Airlines. Photo Of Justin Verlander And Kate Up By Ronald Martinez, Getty Images. Kate Upton on the field after the Astros game 7 ALCS championship victory against the Yankees Kate Upton on the field after the Astros game 7 ALCS championship victory against the Yankees Photo: Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Kate Upton on the field after the Astros game 7 ALCS championship victory against the Yankees Kate Upton on the field after the Astros game 7 ALCS championship victory against the Yankees … [Read more...] about Who wore it best: Willie Nelson or Kate Upton?