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Crossword puzzles likened to life challenges
The challenge of finishing a crossword puzzle is parallel to challenges in life; sometimes the answer is right and sometimes it's wrong, but trying again is the only real answer to both, Susan Tobias writes.
New Year means sorting and organizing
While trying to thin out old books and magazines, columnist Susan Tobias stops to peruse an event book and finds a lot of fun surprises.
Drying mittens, sledding part of childhood memories
Christmastime brought back childhood memories of Radio Flyer sleds and wooden toys for Susan Tobias and her husband, Toby.
Past New Year's bring back fond memories
Holiday a good time to remember the challenges and gifts of 2012 and look forward to new beginnings in 2013, Susan Tobias writes.
Songs and movies make Christmas memories
Recalling traditional music, songs and gifts rounds out the Christmas season for Susan Tobias and her family.
Christmas anticipation includes Christmas carols
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are behind and Christmas planning is ahead with cleaning, shopping and much more, writes columnist Susan Tobias.
Voting for young and old
Susan Tobias had some surprises when she showed up to vote, but the nicest surprise was learning that her teenage grandchildren had voted for the first time.
Vanity plates, fair part of fun in Maine
A week in Maine with rainy days didn't deter columnist Susan Tobias and her husband from having fun at the beach and at the fair.
With a little thought, men can fix anything
Whether a grocery cart or duct tape, some men border on the edge of genius when making repairs, Susan Tobias writes.
Noises can be a mystery or a treat
Columnist Susan Tobias enjoys more quiet times as she ages, compared to her youth.
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