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Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 18: Rock Springs, WY to Boulder, CO
August 15, 2011 – 12:26 AM | 5 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 18: Rock Springs, WY to Boulder, CO

Jay told me the day before about a little Siamese that wandered into his room a few times. When I got up and pulled my curtains back, I saw her in a sunbeam in front …

The Vine: July 13, 2011
July 13, 2011 – 9:28 AM | 38 Comments
The Vine: July 13, 2011

I am a big DVD collector. I probably own over 400 DVDs, and that is a conservative estimate. (Honestly, I am afraid to count at this point, lest I realize the depth of my obsession.) …

The Vine: June 15, 2011
June 15, 2011 – 9:04 AM | 23 Comments
The Vine: June 15, 2011

My sister has, after about 14 years, finally admitted to being anorexic. I love her, and I'm so glad she is ready to get help.
Unfortunately, she lives in a very remote area, a good …

The Vine: May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011 – 3:07 PM | 27 Comments
The Vine: May 25, 2011

I'm just going to launch right in to this one:
Six months ago my father died. Both before and after he died my mother's brother, J, and his wife, B, made assurances to my father, mother …

The Vine: May 18, 2011
May 18, 2011 – 12:26 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: May 18, 2011

I am hoping you and your readers may be able to provide me with some advice on dealing with my mother-in-law.
I have been with my partner for almost six years. He is one of three …

The Vine: May 4, 2011
May 4, 2011 – 2:05 PM | 24 Comments
The Vine: May 4, 2011

I am hoping you can give me some advice regarding arranging for the disposition of my father's remains.
My father was an alcoholic, and I had not had any contact with him or any knowledge …

The Vine: April 27, 2011
April 27, 2011 – 2:29 PM | 69 Comments
The Vine: April 27, 2011

My boyfriend and I packed our things and moved from Florida to his hometown in Connecticut about six months ago — on the whole, it was a good move. We both hated the south and …

The Vine: February 23, 2011
February 23, 2011 – 11:51 AM | 99 Comments
The Vine: February 23, 2011

I'm writing to you today about a very delicate situation. I'm totally lost as to what, if anything, I can do. I really need your help.
Here's a little background: I have a sister who I …

The Vine: February 9, 2011
February 9, 2011 – 10:04 AM | 43 Comments
The Vine: February 9, 2011

Dear Sars,
I'm wondering about the limits of gift etiquette, and I'd be really interested in your view, since I know your gift manners are exemplary.
I have an older sister. The thing about her is that …

The Vine: January 19, 2011
January 19, 2011 – 11:54 AM | 56 Comments
The Vine: January 19, 2011

This is not REALLY a cat-peeing-outside-the-box question, it's more of a theoretical question based on that circumstance.
The backstory: I gave my boyfriend a kitten 4 1/2 years ago, it was cute and squeaky and my …