Our nanny, who is 58, was diagnosed with breast cancer just before I delivered baby No. 2. The boys are now 15 months and 4 weeks old.
"Nora" has started chemotherapy after having surgery. I completely understand that she has to attend to her needs right now and focus on her health, but she wanted to continue working without it being an issue. Nora has had to take off several days already in addition to being -- as I expected -- tired and unable to keep up with my active toddler.
Harold Wilson, who was the British prime minister for two separate terms, said, "I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep."
It does not pay to be sleepy at the bridge table, which is why many players consume caffeinated drinks. Today's deal, though, is about declarer making the most of his assets, the cards.
South is in four hearts. West leads a low spade. How should declarer proceed?
North gets three points for his singleton, so it is easily worth three hearts. (His hand also has eight losers.)
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
I live in a Washington, D.C., suburb where the school environment is highly competitive. More than 20 percent of the class gets straight A's, and many students are accomplished in their sport, music or other extracurriculars.
My children are not quite straight-A students (mostly A's, couple of B's), and good at their respective extracurriculars, but not among the best, either. I dislike attending award ceremonies or other events like it where everyone else's children are winning the awards and mine are getting "participation awards."
My children are healthy and well-adjusted, which is more than enough to make me happy. I do feel anxious, however, that my kids won't go on to good colleges or a good job because they are not the best.
-- Where All the Children Are Above Average
In the year ahead, you'll have the chance to learn a lot from working with others. Open your heart and express your desires and plans for the upcoming year. Strive to be true to yourself and conscientious of the world around you.
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Everyone seems to have an opinion on what makes a good tabouli.
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Dawn Farm staff, clients, alumni and community members gathered on the organization’s 74-acre property between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday in celebration of recovery from addiction as well as 40 years as a non-profit providing aid to those recovering from substance abuse.
You have to admit, the resemblance to the late singer-songwriter John Denver is uncanny.
A group of men robbed a University of Michigan student south of Central Campus early Sunday morning, according to a crime alert sent out by U-M Police.
Ypsilanti police are investigating a motor vehicle theft reported Friday afternoon when a woman went inside a gas station to pay and someone stole her vehicle, police said.
Kyle Feldscher | AnnArbor.com
Even with all the trash that accumulated during those 13 hours, golfers were still out on the course as of 10 a.m. Sunday, officials said.
Washtenaw County residents with questions about changes in health care laws and what options are available to them are encouraged to attend a public meeting in Scio Township.
State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, D-Saline, will host an informational session about health care options in Michigan from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Scio Farms, 6655 Jackson Road.
Geddes Road will be restricted to one lane at Valleyview Drive in Superior Township Monday while a new storm sewer is installed.
Patrick Record | AnnArbor.com
It was a day characterized as extremely busy by police, but officials reported few major incidents in Ann Arbor Saturday as Michigan and Notre Dame duked it out in the second-ever night game at Michigan Stadium.
Inside the stadium, officials from the University of Michigan Police Department said officers ejected 72 people, and arrested 11, from the record-setting crowd. Outside the stadium, officials reported a couch fire and a fight on East University Avenue, but no other major incidents.
DTE outage map
Update at 11:30 a.m.: DTE officials said all power was back to customers as off 10:50 a.m.
More than 5,000 DTE Energy customers in Washtenaw County were without power Sunday morning after a Pittsfield Township transformer fire, officials said.
Ann Arbor City Council candidates competing in the November general election will share their ideas about city issues as part of a series of forums being held next month.
The League of Women Voters in Ann Arbor is hosting the forums, which will be broadcast live from the Community Television Network studios at 2805 South Industrial Highway.
Image by Scott MaxwellThinking about it, which do you remember more clearly, the last television commercial you saw (interruption) or the last phone call you had with a friend (interaction)? How about the last billboard (interruption) or the last coffee with a networking contact (interaction)? What about the last piece of direct mail advertising (interruption) or the last handwritten letter from family (interaction)?
And to which side of the continuum does your networking belong?
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.comRelated story: Connected vehicle research center slated for former Willow Run plant
Developing a connected vehicle research center on the site of Ypsilanti Township’s former Willow Run GM Powertrain plant could be a game-changer for Washtenaw County, said Ann Arbor SPARK CEO Paul Krutko.
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com