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The Vine: March 4, 2015
March 4, 2015 – 2:04 PM | 8 Comments
The Vine: March 4, 2015

I am remembering only a small part of a book I recently read, which is making it difficult to Google.

The Vine: February 25, 2015
February 25, 2015 – 1:54 PM | 10 Comments
The Vine: February 25, 2015

I am trying to find a book I read when I was a kid (maybe a teen) in the '70s or '80s. It was old then, though.

The Vine: February 18, 2015
February 18, 2015 – 2:00 PM | 36 Comments
The Vine: February 18, 2015

Dog/family question!

The Vine: February 11, 2015
February 11, 2015 – 7:29 AM | 8 Comments
The Vine: February 11, 2015

I've been looking for a true crime novel that I remember reading about. Multiple searches have turned up nothing.

The Vine: February 4, 2015
February 4, 2015 – 3:48 PM | 51 Comments
The Vine: February 4, 2015

So, after being lucky enough to have a lovely wedding last month and a looong honeymoon, I am still dumb enough to have just one little bee in my bonnet that Will. Not. Die.

The Vine: January 28, 2015
January 28, 2015 – 1:44 PM | 12 Comments
The Vine: January 28, 2015

There is a movie I watched, probably in the late '80s/early '90s. It was probably a made-for-TV movie, because I can't find it hard as I Google, but it's really stuck with me because it's …

The Vine: January 21, 2015
January 21, 2015 – 12:32 PM | 29 Comments
The Vine: January 21, 2015

I know I'm in for a drubbing, but I want to hear from you and your readers.
I'm a single mom of one, having a long-distance affair with a married man, G.

The Vine: January 14, 2015
January 14, 2015 – 8:51 AM | 10 Comments
The Vine: January 14, 2015

I recently broke up with someone I am now pretty sure is depressed. My question is: do I reach out and tell him this and if so, what do I say?

The Vine: January 7, 2015
January 7, 2015 – 12:57 PM | 20 Comments
The Vine: January 7, 2015

I would love to ask the readers how I can find luggage that fits the following annoying criteria:

The Vine: December 12, 2014
December 12, 2014 – 10:57 AM | 3 Comments
The Vine: December 12, 2014

Two queries that readers might possibly be able to help with. I've been trying to remember the name of or anything more about a children's TV series I watched in the very late '70s/early '80s. …