Cooking up new connections for my aging mom

“Thanksgiving was normally my favorite holiday, and I had always looked forward to seeing my parents from Memphis and my brother and his family from Chicago,” writes the author of “Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey.” “But the year my mother showed up without her famous butterscotch brownies, bourbon balls and date crumbs, I understood that her dementia was progressing and everything was changing.”


Game review: 'Far Cry 4,' surviving war and wildlife

Few things match the feeling you get when you bash down the doors of a fortress while riding atop an elephant, then using the beast to knock over cars and fling enemy soldiers around like rag dolls. Or the fun of flying through the sky in a little gyrocopter while raining down grenades on an outpost. All these things and a lot more are possible in "Far Cry 4," where you play as Ajay Ghale, a person who returned to the Himalayan country of Kyrat to scatter his mother's ashes. The trip back to your homeland takes a turn for the worse when you're kidnapped by a psychotic despot named Pagan Min, then rescued by a rebel group called The Golden Path. Soon, you're fighting alongside the rebels and will leave a trail of blood, tears, and bodies in your wake.


'Dumb and Dumber To' out-laughs the original

The whimsical sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" has been expected to be a blockbuster hit, and directors Bobby and Peter Farelly deliver. The comedy picks up right where the original left off, with the two idiotic friends playing serious practical pranks on each other.


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