Thought for Today: "Only those ideas that are least truly ours can be adequately expressed in words." - Henri Bergson, French philosopher (1859-1941).

Today is Friday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2019. There are 74 days left in the year.

Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan has the build and self-assurance of a former football quarterback, and the calm of someone who writes books on meditation and mindfulness.

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband has been on metoprolol for about eight years. He was prescribed that medication right after he had a stent put in due to a clogged heart vessel. He is doing very well. His recent stress test was normal. The metoprolol took his heart rate down to a pulse of between …

DEAR DR. ROACH: I quit smoking about six months ago and was able to resist the temptation to smoke again because I took up vaping immediately afterward. Thanks to vaping, I think this time I will be able to stay off of cigarette smoking permanently after unsuccessfully quitting a half dozen …

Q: My 2017 Infiniti GX50 has doors that auto lock at 5 mph. The problem is that frequently I would like to allow my wife to exit the car while the engine is still running. There used to be a procedure to manually reprogram cars to turn off the auto lock feature.

Thought for Today: "If you believe that life is worth living, then your belief will create the fact." - Arthur Miller (1915-2005).

Today is Thursday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2019. There are 75 days left in the year.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, "he said, she said," is quickly becoming, "she said, he cringed and remained silent." Another variation is, "she said, he apologized profusely and then resigned."

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2019. There are 76 days left in the year.

Thought for Today: "No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong." - Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld, French moralist (1613-1680).

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, a reader questioned the advice of their doctor to use Vaseline rather than an antibiotic ointment on a surgical incision following removal of skin cancer. The doctor stated concern about antibiotic resistance, and you added that antibiotic creams could cau…

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I find out about alternative transportation services for my 80-year-old mother? It's time that she gives up driving, but before she does, we need to figure out how she'll get around. - Inquiring Son

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2019. There are 77 days left in the year.

Being in prison should be tough. But it shouldn't be an opportunity for unscrupulous business practices that add financial punishment to time behind bars.

Thought for Today: "A friend to all is a friend to none." - Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384 B.C.-322 B.C.).

Q: I've been reading your column for some time. It seems you have been there and always point out things I don't see, so I thought I would ask about my situation. I live around the corner from my husband's ex. They co-parented their two kids - a week with each parent - before I got here and …

The White House's fierce response to the impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives, calling the enterprise "an unconstitutional effort" and a violation of "constitutionally mandated due process," seems to make one commitment: noncooperation.

Q: I've been using a POP (Post Office Protocol) account to access my Comcast e-mail; it deletes old mail from the server once I download it to my PC's Outlook mail program. Now I want to switch to an IMAP (internet Message Access Protocol) e-mail account, which would keep all my mail on the …

Thought for Today: "If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969).

DEAR DR. ROACH: A few years ago, I developed visible fat between my naval and my rib cage. My doctor told me that it's a ventral hernia, which is nothing serious. I was told surgery is an option but not necessary. I am a female, 75 years old. Should I be concerned? -- A.M.

Today is Monday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2019. There are 78 days left in the year.