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Living Columns & Blogs

Providing the right support for son with brain cyst

Q: My wondrous 24-year-old son has just been diagnosed with a brain cyst. We haven’t seen the neurologist yet. I’m freaking out. Cysts are usually benign, but his is causing him problems – that’s what led him to the doc in the first place – and sometimes they are associated with tumors. There’s probably brain surgery coming.

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Personal disclosure leads to family’s judgment

Dear Amy: Recently on Facebook, I shared my story from a former relationship, involving how poorly I was treated and how his sexual assault resulted in me getting pregnant and – after weighing all of my options – choosing to have an abortion. I finally felt strong enough to tell this story without being ashamed.

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Husband’s iPhone addiction leaves wife lonely

Dear Amy: My husband of many years is addicted to his iPhone. It goes everywhere with him and has his undivided attention. There was once a time that this was necessary for his work. I understood and did not mind, but it is no longer a necessity for his work, and his time on this device has me concerned.

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Fresno's airport barber cut John Lennon's hair. Imagine.

He cut the hair of John Lennon, his favorite celebrity. Now Nick Palomares, a fixture at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, celebrates a 45-year career barbering at the airport. He reminisces about cutting Lennon’s hair when he barbered in San Francisco. His airport shop is full of memorabilia.

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Parents ponder transitioning teen

Dear Amy: My teenage daughter has a close friend named “Edward.” Edward used to be a girl and began transitioning to male last year. Their circle of friends has been intact for years, and they have all been very supportive of Edward.

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Fresno's Richard Martinez III is very accomplished - and now he's going to Harvard

He's been an Academic Decathlon champion, a national wrestling champion, served in Iraq with the Army, helps inner city kids get off the streets - and he sings too.
Craig Kohlruss The Fresno Bee
Fresno's Richard Martinez III is very accomplished - and now he's going to Harvard 2:04

Fresno's Richard Martinez III is very accomplished - and now he's going to Harvard

Fresno's airport barber cut John Lennon's hair. Imagine. 0:59

Fresno's airport barber cut John Lennon's hair. Imagine.

See what happened after a 98-year-old started painting 2:06

See what happened after a 98-year-old started painting

These kids don't have a lot, but they're giving to help others 2:01

These kids don't have a lot, but they're giving to help others