Q. Is Scottish poetry fashionable?

-Kenzie, Rancho Mirage

A. Yes. I recommend verse by Hamish MacDhughaill. He is Scotland’s greatest, living, one-armed poet.

Q. Recently, I heard on NPR that cargo shorts are clunky, unsleek and now out of style. Is this true?

-Andy, Desert Hot Springs

A.  Yes, that most definitely is true. And I want to do my part to rid the fashion world of the terrible cargo-shorts plague. So, everybody, send your cargo shorts to Fashion Jack, care of the Town Crier. Size 40 only.