Well here we are again. It's starting to get nice and hot and summer is well on us. Your questions and inquiries are coming in and we are also getting answers and ideas from our readers too. Great. That is just what we were hoping for.

A typical question begins with "I hope this is a suitable question -- perhaps I am imagining a 'Jean Pearce' kind of thing -- she was great at it."

Well, that's what we're here for. As one who grew up reading her column, nobody can ever come close to Jean, but we're trying, so any 'Jean Pearce' kind of questions are fine. Send them our way.