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STARCAST: The Full Moon (in sizzling Saj) eyeballs the Sun centered in quixotic Gemini. Expect high jinx communications, as both are notorious flirts. In other news: counter possible addiction with a dollop of realism. (click for more)

Dear Abby: I have had a wonderful and fulfilling career, and a life with a few hard bumps along the road. My wife and I enjoy spending time together as empty nesters. For the last 16 years, I have built and led several not-for-profit organizations. After the last experience ended, we relocated, and I now have a less-demanding job I hope will take me into my retirement. I enjoy the position, but how do I prepare for a rewarding and fulfilling life once I’m no longer fully employed? My wife and I plan to winter in Florida, do some traveling and enjoy life. I have some hobbies I look forward to spending time on, but I’m hoping for more than just that. Looking back, I wonder if I may have devoted too much to my career. I guess I’m having trouble letting go of the wheel, the pace and the high expectations I have lived by all my adult life. Have you any suggestions to help me prepare for the next chapter? I will continue to help others and volunteer, but I need some guidance. Trouble Letting Go in Pennsylvania Dear Trouble: Before retiring, make sure you are really ready to take that next step and discuss with your wife what that will mean to both of you. Between helping others, volunteering, traveling and splitting the year between two different communities, I suspect you will be plenty busy. Now that you will have the time, use some of it to see your children and grandchildren, if there are any. Remember, too, the importance of staying physically as well as mentally active, and perhaps consider mentoring someone if the opportunity presents itself. Dear Abby: My wonderful 82-years-young father-in-law and mother-in-law still exercise regularly, and it shows. They are both beautiful and healthy. I was particularly... (click for more)

Wilde has just directed her first movie, Booksmart, about two star students who realize right before graduation that they could have partied harder during high school. (click for more)

Corny "dad jokes" are an outgrowth of the deep and lifelong bond between parents and children. (click for more)

Over the course of more than 20 years, Lilly played in five World Cup finals and three Olympics. She holds the record for the most international appearances in the sport's history. (click for more)

Summertime in California is a constant reminder of the possible destruction with which we cheerfully live. The baked hillsides, the relentlessly clear skies, the casually bunched power lines draped lazily along every stretch of highway — enjoy yourselves before the fires come in, this landscape shrieks. Luckily, there’s one herald of summertime in San Francisco that speaks to renewal. I’m talking about the goats. The goats are hired by a variety of city agencies, educational institutions and private properties to reduce fire hazards every year. This year, my first goat sighting was May 20. I was walking in Bernal Heights, and I happened to come across several small children shrieking with joy, pointing their fingers and collapsing dramatically on one of the streets that abuts the College Hill reservoir. A quick glance assured me that the children were not reacting to a mysterious poison. In fact, the kids were having the only appropriate response one should have in our situation, which was being suddenly confronted with a herd of about 30 goats. I gasped, too. Allowed to roam free within a gated area, the goats were making quick work of the hill’s brown grass, its overgrown weeds, its draping vines. They ignored our meltdown, because they are professionals. The fires are coming, and they had to eat the weeds and grasses down to a safe level. “They are so cute I can forget they are these mighty weed-clearing machines,” said Suzanne Gautier, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. “But they are. And we really appreciate the hard work they do for us.” I’d called Gautier to learn about what the goats were doing on College Hill reservoir that day — “integrated pest management... (click for more)