Just Ask Alice
DEAR ALICE: Why is it that the Bible tells us to love our neighbors and our enemies?
—CURIOUS IN CAMPTOWN
DEAR CUR: It’s because they are often the same people.
DEAR ALICE: Is it true that when you get older, age differences stop mattering the way they do when you’re young? I’m 14 and my sister is 10, and it seems like I’m so much older than her.
—WONDERING IN WYSOX
DEAR WOND: It’s true and here’s an example. I’m 63 years old and can read at the level of a 70-year-old but nobody cares.
DEAR ALICE: Do you look forward to the day when you will not have anything to do?
—RETIRED IN RETTA
DEAR RET: I look forward to the day when I’ll have lots to do but won’t have to do it if I don’t want to.
DEAR ALICE: I learned something dreadful about myself this week. It’s that I’m a kleptomaniac. Can you offer me some advice on how to deal with this condition?
DEAR STE: Find some professional help and, in the meantime, don’t worry. You can always take something for it.
DEAR ALICE: My aunt says that our bodies communicate with us clearly and specifically if we are only willing to listen. Is she right?
DEAR BOD: Your aunt is absolutely right. Just the other day my body told me that the transmission in our pickup truck was about to fail. When I took it to the shop, it turned out that the transmission was fine, but the ball joints and tie rod ends needed replacing, so I need to learn to listen to my body a bit more carefully.
CONFIDENTIAL TO WORRIED IN WYALUSING: Quit worrying about your health. It will go away.