Inga

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  • Let Inga Tell You: We all have a diagnosis

    Let Inga Tell You: We all have a diagnosis

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Reading a story in the paper the other day about various psychiatric diagnoses being lobbed at our President, I couldn't help but concede that the DSM-V, the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, hasn't spared any of us. We are all diagnoses at this point. In some...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Calendar shaming

    Let Inga Tell You: Calendar shaming

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Techno shaming is nothing new to me. Fortunately, I am impervious to it. Every few months, I meet former co-workers for happy hour, usually to celebrate one of our birthdays. At the end of each, we generally try to schedule the next one. This is when everyone but me takes out...

  • Let Inga Tell You: More than you may want to know?

    Let Inga Tell You: More than you may want to know?

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I didn't jump on the ancestry band wagon right away since both my mother's and father's families kept good genealogical records back many generations — even centuries. But I was definitely curious about the carrier status, health predispositions, wellness, and traits data that...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Dishwasher wars revisited

    Let Inga Tell You: Dishwasher wars revisited

    LET INGA TELL YOU: A while back, I wrote about how Olof and I were engaged in dishwasher wars now that he had taken over this chore in retirement. Three-plus years later, after considerable discussion and negotiation, I would like to report that …nothing has changed. As I noted when I first wrote...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Oreo

    Let Inga Tell You: Oreo

    LET INGA TELL YOU: It's ironic that only two weeks ago I wrote a column that included the saga of the death of a friend's pet white rat, Snowball. When I wrote about the loss of our beloved bull dog, Winston, in 2016 there was an outpouring of support from readers who had been equally flattened...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Social media for dogs

    Let Inga Tell You: Social media for dogs

    LET INGA TELL YOU: When we take Lily out for a walk, there are certain places she sniffs and others where she sniffs but also pees. It took me a while, but I've now broken the code: this is social media for dogs. Each time she stops and sniffs, she's reading the messages left by her canine counterparts....

  • Let Inga Tell You: A tale of two rodents

    Let Inga Tell You: A tale of two rodents

    LET INGA TELL YOU: The hysterical call came in at 9:30 one night. A caregiver at the home of a disabled friend was on the other end, so distressed that I could only assume her client had shuffled off this mortal coil. But it was worse than that. There was a rat in the kitchen. Now let me just say...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Amazingly, it wasn't a scam

    Let Inga Tell You: Amazingly, it wasn't a scam

    LET INGA TELL YOU: When the service garage manager told me my car failed its smog test because I don't drive on freeways enough, I was sure I was being scammed. I'd had this experience once before years ago at the now-defunct service station on Pearl and Eads, where they told me my 5-year-old Camry...

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