Inga

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  • Let Inga Tell You: Who'd be a mother?

    Let Inga Tell You: Who'd be a mother?

    LET INGA TELL YOU: A friend sent this e-mail: "Ethan totally disgraced me in the Easter play at nursery school. He refused to be a raindrop, didn't sing any of the songs or play his musical instrument or participate in it any way — all of which I could easily accept. What mortified me was that...

  • Let Inga Tell You: A matter of taste

    Let Inga Tell You: A matter of taste

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Olof and I are compatible in so many ways, but not in books and movies. Or more specifically, movies made out of books. Olof loves fantasy stuff — "Harry Potter" (he's read all of them twice), "Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars." Me, I can't figure out how the actors keep a straight...

  • Let Inga Tell You: A solution to short-term rental housing

    Let Inga Tell You: A solution to short-term rental housing

    LET INGA TELL YOU: You've probably been following the debate as to what rules should apply to whole-house short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods. Incongruously, our Mayor is leaning toward favoring wholesale greed over the quality of life of people who find themselves suddenly...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Another world

    Let Inga Tell You: Another world

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Recently, my husband Olof and I made our first official foray out of town since his heart attack in January, to attend Grandparents Day at our grandson's school. Let me say that Grandparents Day is a phenomenon totally new to me. Olof and I and the kids all attended public schools...

  • Let Inga Tell You: To hell and back?

    Let Inga Tell You: To hell and back?

    LET INGA TELL YOU: My perversely curious mind has often pondered why there are loads of books by people who have had near-death (or actual-death) experiences and were sure that they had glimpsed heaven, but none by anyone who has come back from hell. I mean, that would truly be a best-seller, never...

  • Let Inga Tell You: How Times Change

    Let Inga Tell You: How Times Change

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I've said it before: when you live in the same house for 45 years, you don't always get around to cleaning out filing cabinets as frequently as you should. My husband, Olof, who moved every three years during his Air Force years, said that he had a policy that if a box hadn't...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Clearing up a few things

    Let Inga Tell You: Clearing up a few things

    LET INGA TELL YOU: OK, I'll admit I'm a sucker just like everyone else for "listicles," those popular website lists like "seven foods you should never eat" and "12 ways to lose 30 pounds in a week." So it wasn't too surprising that when I saw "10 styling tips that will instantly slim you down,"...

  • Let Inga Tell You: The most expensive Jell-o you never ate

    Let Inga Tell You: The most expensive Jell-o you never ate

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Before Olof even got home from the hospital in January after his heart attack and brain injury (from falling during the heart attack), I already had my spreadsheet set up and my phone log ready. I knew from Olof's 2009 surgery that went awry that my part-time job in 2018 was...

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