CJ News & Views
Despite having a total hip replacement, and obvious joint deformities of the hands, I am a dance teacher and hide things very well. I never let anyone get too close and now I'm terrified of ending up alone. What do I do? -- J in Jasper
My son and I used to have conversations all night long -- giggling and telling jokes, he telling me about his day, his dreams, the future. But we don't talk anymore. One day it just stopped. What can I do to bring that back? -- Mary in Maine
I have this friend who keeps taking advantage of me and all our other friends. He blows people off, he's constantly late, you can never count on him for anything -- yet he weasels his way into commitments no one wants to make with him. How do I keep from losing my mind? -- Mad Matt
Creak is stranded in a strange land, in a strange time.
Some days it can seem the world is against us ... our stiff joints, the government, the annoying mini-van driver who cuts us off every chance they get ...
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My life is not moving forward. I'm stuck in a job I don't like. What should I do? -- Holly in Hawaii
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My boyfriend and I cannot agree on a kitchen table. What do we do? -- Tammie in Tallahassee
Dr. Laurie finds that beauty, love and inspiration come hand-in-hand.
I feel like my rheumatologist is not listening to my concerns -- he's so determined to quickly get me in and out of the office, we barely cover any of my concerns. I have expressed this to him, but without any change. What do I do? -- Nancy in New York
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I have been sad since the day "Golden Girls" went off the air. Is there any hope for a new series? -- Sad Selma