Lifestyle

 “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Sir Winston Churchill   Conflict is challenging — I don’t enjoy it and I dread when I know…

The Southwind Extension District will be offering a hands-on mushroom cultivating workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 20 at the Extension office at 1006 N. State St. This workshop will demonstrate low-cost methods for…

The K-State Garden Hour, a popular online program featuring horticulture experts from across the state, will highlight best plants for a beginning landscape from noon to 1 p.m. March 3. Learn the right plants for…

Dear Carolyn: Two years ago, my wife went back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for 10 years. The transition caused a lot of tension in our marriage. We were constantly fighting over chores,…

Dear Carolyn: I work a boring, demanding, but well-paying technical job. My joy and passion is my art. I make a little money selling commissions online, and I’ve been dying to do it full-time for…

Dear Carolyn: Both of my grown boys have mental health issues, including addiction. The last few years have been challenging. I recently found out one of my sons had a one-night stand with a woman…

Dear Carolyn: As if 2020 weren’t lousy enough, my beloved dog unexpectedly died and I have been beyond miserable. My sister knows this and calls every week to ask if I am feeling better. She…

Hello, Carolyn: My husband and I really cannot stand our grandchild. The child is loud, intrusive, screams, runs, climbs on the furniture, demands attention, interrupts, cannot sit still . . . and she’s A GIRL!!!! Usually this…

Hi, Carolyn: I signed up for online dating again yesterday, and I can already see why I give up so easily. Most of the conversations are one-sided. I ask a question and they reply with…

Dear Carolyn: Here we go again. My husband’s family has two nephews to buy presents for, our two boys. Our older was and is the darling of all my in-laws and has many interests they…