For Central Kentucky horse lovers, this is a great time of year. The Rolex Three-Day Event took place during the last weekend in April and the 142nd Kentucky Derby is May 7. But between those, there’s another horse event — the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association competition at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Bob Mickler’s isn’t the only tack and equine supply store in the Bluegrass, but it has three generations of family leadership going for it, plus a high-profile location and a memorable carousel horse sitting in the window as passersby head out to Keeneland.
My overbearing sister-in-law just moved her son’s birthday party to a week later. When we talked a month ago, I asked when it was planned and said great, because my son will be on a Boy Scout retreat the following weekend. Now, she moved the birthday party and is mad that my son won’t be there. We already paid for the retreat, and my son is torn because he wants to do both but can’t. Your advice? My sister-in-law is so mad she isn’t communicating with us.
Whenever my 4-year-old son tries something new, he becomes frustrated if he has any difficulty with it. This happens when practicing numbers, letters or anything else I try to teach him. I tell him he’s doing fine and will do better with practice, but it’s not sinking in. He’s a perfectionist in that everything must be “just so.” It worries me, because we have depression, anxiety and OCD on both sides of the family. I’ve also heard that perfectionism is characteristic of oldest children. Does that also apply to only children? Could it be because his father and I have separated? How can I help him not be so hard on himself?
I might be a slow learner. I’ve been writing newspaper columns almost 30 years — and I still can’t predict how readers will react. My April 17 column is an example. I tried to explain why evangelicals are so eager to share their faith.
Who’s attending the Derby Eve party Friday night in Louisville, hosted by Vanity Fair will probably remain a mystery until it happens, but plenty of other parties have shared their list of celebrities.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common, chronic condition affecting mainly the large intestine, with symptoms including abdominal bloating, severe abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation and pain. The frustrating condition affecting one in five Americans, and perhaps even more puzzling, has no known cause.
Despite Wednesday's adjournment deadline, Connecticut legislators planned to return, possibly early next week, to vote on a new budget for fiscal year 2017, budget-related bills and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's criminal justice bill.