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College Boys | Borrowing Trouble | Banshee in the Park

College Boys Dear Micah, My eldest son Will is away at college.  He lives in his own apartment there with a roommate.  The hardest thing I ever did in my life was letting my firstborn go.  He’s a good kid, or I should say young man.  Pretty responsible and keeps his grades up.  He’s not… Read More

The Friend that Won’t Stop Complaining | Grieving Grandma | Dinner Time

The Friend that Won’t Stop Complaining Dear Micah, I came to Birmingham from Michigan because of work.  I didn’t know anyone here except my boss.  I rented a little house that is in the back of the landlord’s house.  My landlord is a nice lady I’ll call Jane.  Jane has become a friend to me. … Read More

Wedding Gift Mayhem | TV: The Forbidden Frontier | Grandma’s China Cabinet

Wedding Gift Mayhem Dear Micah, My niece is getting married soon.  My plan was to buy her something useful for the house as my present to her.  My sister, also her aunt, asked if she could go in with me on a gift so that we could get her something even better together.  I agreed,… Read More

All for All and None for One | The Late Date | The Guest That Will Not Leave

All For All and None For One Dear Micah, I never finished college when I was of college age which has caused me some setbacks in life especially with my work.  Though I have all the experience needed to fulfill higher jobs, I can never be promoted because I don’t possess that little expensive piece… Read More

Not-So-Grand Parents | A Little Help, Please | The Good Old Days

Not-So-Grand Parents Dear Ask Micah, Okay this started off when my son was born 10 years ago! And has got worse since my sister in law had her kids! My in laws (I wasn’t married at the time to him) don’t spend much time with my kids! They live 1 1/2 miles away from me!… Read More

Toxic In-law | Job Switching | Cutting People Some Slack

The Toxic In-Law Dear Micah, My family is at odds and I think my sister-in-law is to blame for most of our inner fighting.  Any time we have a rift somewhere in the family, you can bet it is traceable back to her.  Most recently she caused a big ruckus between my brother, my other… Read More

Present Problems | Christmas Dinner Wars | Dog Decisions

Present Problems Dear Micah, I have a petty Christmas problem.  I say petty because I know you’ll tell me I’m petty and I also recognize that it is petty, but I’m going to say it anyway because it bothers me.  I give my sister’s two kids good presents for Christmas and birthdays.  I spend anywhere… Read More

Tickets, Please | Engagement Enragement

Tickets, Please Dear Micah, Having a bit of a squabble with a friend right now. Here’s the situation. My two girlfriends, we’ll call them Kasey and Melissa, had a conversation with me months ago about how we should all go see this certain singer in concert. We talked about it in depth, even figuring out… Read More

Little Sexpot | Let Them Eat Cake | Crash Course Dinner Menu

Little Sexpot Dear Micah, Big big worries here.  Mom-sized worries.  Okay so my daughter Lannie was sort of the smartish girl in middle school.  I’d describe her as bookish.  She’s a lot like the youngest daughter on Modern Family.  Our problem began when school started back.  She’s in a whole new school  (we moved) and… Read More

Where the Boys Are? | Europe or Bust | The Non-Tipper

Where the Boys Are? Dear Micah, I am a slightly overweight single lady (but I am working my butt off to well, work my butt off) but I have people all the time tell me I am “cute” or “pretty.”  However, the people who tell me this are never guys or guys that I am… Read More

Kids Will See the Darndest Things | Better Late Than Never | Liar, Liar

Kids Will See the Darndest Things Dear Ask Micah, Big problems in my family with censoring things we don’t want our kids to see.  My kids watched the MTV awards with the family and when Miley Cyrus was performing I changed the channel.  I often change the channel when material I deem inappropriate comes on… Read More