Ask I: “I’m too flippy when you walk?”

Q: I’m loving the new flippy flare, but not too much if it is long. I’m too flippy when you walk?

A: Track ways to work.

You time a bore.

Trust has prevailed, so it’s “Goodbye welcome flare now flippy.”

Cut – as always – the right proportions.

Watch out for too much juvenile experimenting.

Cover solid shades sturdy.

Avoid bias.

Circle a poodle.

Ski any ski.

Gather both hips in dumpy-ville.

Steer clear of gore.

Look like the best examples of the trumpet.

Flip control.

Tailor the arrow and then release gradually starting at mid-thigh.

Just flow across the bottom.

Own a heavy navy.


Act like almost 2 inches below my knees.

Better HAS TO be good.

Belt a longer worn left open worry.

View a flare with an unbroken flare.

Pump short, bootie wedge!

blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agains, “The Wall Street Journal,” 9/11/14.

in situ, below…

newspaper blackout

ASK I: “I can’t find Houston?”

Q: Am I New York. No. 1 on the list. I can’t find Houston?

A: Manhattan is truly like land.

Store a dizzying ray of shiny ranges.

Design a ship your granddaughters want to bang.

Catch a muse along the way.

Focus an efficient scout.


A state hand cut the streets most able.

Pay close attention to lays which lead to gems.

Take Manhattan to Europe.

Label women and men hundreds of branches.

Herald a flag.

Pack your daughters in the floor.

Depart with thousands of shouts.

Be special.

Be cutting a few doors down.

Fashion a glass costume, carve other trinkets!

blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 8/14/14.

in situ, below…

newspaper blackout

Ask I: Fit to Tin

Question: I dent my family. I would like a desk?

Answer: If you’re someone at the moment too “set aside” for a number, stretch a can.

First of all, close your building, the grocery store and the shopping mall. Take the elevator, the halls and stairs if there’s time. If you have a large file, take your floor.

If you have the pace, run.

Sit during lulls.

A hand is a simple muscle.

An elastic band is another.

While sitting at your desk, don’t forget your neck, shoulders, back, chest, wrists, abdominal muscles, buttocks, thighs and calves. They help you.

Break your computer every 30 minutes. Watch for blood.

Blackout composition, source: “Fitting Exercise into Daily Routine”, Mitchell “Dr. H” Hecht, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/7/13.

In situ, below…

blackout advice column