A Pretty Face Won’t Get You on the Subway

Dear Short Answers:My brother is a great guy but not exactly what you’d call great looking. I know that sounds insensitive but it’s the truth.  That’s one reason why the whole family was shocked when he got a drop-dead gorgeous girl-friend who “claims” to be a model. The problem is that she thinks he is […]

Not for Amateurs

Dear Short Answers:Are pit bulls dangerous?Looking for a Dog Dear Looking:We have known pit bulls who inspire poetry. They can be lovable and loyal — but sometimes a bit aggressive. If you have the time and energy to put into training they can be lovely pets but without that commitment, there are easier choices. Like […]

Family Affair

Dear Short Answers:My wife and I are both in our late 60s and are both recently retired. We have kids and grandkids in the area and are thrilled to be able to spend more time with them and love being a frequent babysitter. But that’s not the problem.  Although my parents passed away, my wife’s […]