One Book One Region author Jarrett Krosoczka comes to Conn College Tuesday

"Hey, Kiddo" is the beautifully and poignantly written and illustrated account — often humorous, frequently sad — of Krosoczka's childhood.




Rick's List — Professor McConaughey Edition

McConaughey is now an actual faculty member at UT.

Savoring vs. surviving solitude

My responsibilities included collecting fees, providing trail information and making sure careless guests didn’t accidently set the buildings on fire.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Brantley Gilbert — Jan. 25 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $73.50-$108.50

The Tenderloins — Dec. 31 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49-$89

A Day to Remember — Nov. 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25-$45

Jerry Seinfeld — Dec. 14 at Foxwood's Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $82.50-$150

Supertramp's Roger Hodgson — Feb. 14 at Foxwood's Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$65

Hot Tuna — Dec. 7 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $39-$69




Advancing age changes man in ways that surprise him

DEAR ABBY: I'm a man in my mid-70s, and I'm beginning to understand why some old people are annoying cranks. It has something to do with the nearly constant physical, emotional and spiritual pain. (And if you're not sleeping well...

Friend wants to be ready when man asks for help

DEAR ABBY: I'm watching the slow-motion destruction of a childhood friend on Facebook. There is substance abuse, infidelity, divorce, the whole lot. It hurts. He recently admitted that he has struggled with depression for...

Constant talk about losing weight has unhealthy effect

DEAR ABBY: My dad had a heart attack and nearly died a year ago. Since then, he has totally revamped his diet and put forth the effort to eat a plant-based diet to become healthier. It has been a family affair, and my sister...

Backup boyfriend can't say no to teacher he's in love with

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 39-year-old gay male who was in a relationship with a very attractive 44-year-old teacher. He never wanted to commit to a monogamous relationship. After 10 months of seeing each other, he informed me that...

Husband doesn't give his lost wedding ring a second thought

DEAR ABBY: My husband (my second, and I am his third wife) and I just returned from a fantastic trip throughout Asia. While removing a piece of luggage from the conveyor belt at JFK Airport, my husband's wedding ring flew off his...

Extra food given to grieving families shouldn't be wasted

DEAR ABBY: I was a bit shocked when I read about the family who disposed of 17 casseroles they were given while they were grieving the loss of a loved one ("Enough Is Too Much," July 5). When my dad died, family flooded into our...

Daughter doesn't share mom's devotion to family heirlooms

DEAR ABBY: My mother, who is in her late 60s, is obsessed with family history and preserving attachments to relatives. In addition to being the family genealogist, she collects objects that belonged to relatives or people who...


Your stars Sept. 15

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A break is encouraged. Take time out to assess your current situation, and consider what you can do to...