Your stars - Nov. 24

SAGITTARIUS: Keep the facts straight to help avoid someone messing with you mentally or emotionally.

Your stars - Nov. 23

SAGITTARIUS: Express your love openly and make positive changes to the way you live.

Your stars - Nov. 22

SAGITTARIUS: A surprise that will bring favorable personal changes is heading your way.

Your stars - Nov. 21

SCORPIO: Express your thoughts and plans. Consider ways to improve your home and family life.

Your stars - Nov. 20

SCORPIO: Offering assistance is fine, but don’t let anyone take you for granted or cost you financially.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Chickadees lead winter's parade to feeders

When the leaves have all fallen and the days get really cold, it is time for the black-capped chickadees to take charge.

Treasure hunting on Raymond Hill Road

Capt. William Kidd was either one of history’s most notorious pirates or a tragically misunderstood privateer.

DEAR ABBY

Tardy worker who was fired seeks right time to explain it

DEAR ABBY: I was recently fired from my job for chronic tardiness.

Couple loses connection following pregnancy’s end

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 13 years. Early on, we struggled to have children and needed reproductive specialists in order to have our two beautiful girls, ages 4 and 8.

Teen hesitates to approach parents about fear of OCD

DEAR ABBY: I’m 13 and I’m afraid I may have OCD.

Son’s sex life is exposed by unlucky coincidence

DEAR ABBY: How much interest in an adult child’s sex life is normal?

New girlfriend is eager to rid garage of ex-girlfriend’s stuff

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Ron,” and I have been together for more than a year, and we now live together. His garage is full to overflowing with his ex-girlfriend’s belongings.

Mom wonders how to deal with children’s sexual play

DEAR ABBY: Last weekend some family members were at my mom’s house for a meal. My 6-year-old son and my cousin’s 4-year-old daughter were playing in the room my mom had set up for the grandkids.

Widow with younger lover is uneasy about their future

DEAR ABBY: I am a widow who has fallen in love with a wonderful man who is almost 30 years my junior.