FEATURES 6A Tomorrow’s horoscope Husband upset with nude wife Dear Annie: My wife and I are recently married, and we moved to a new town a year ago. Our neigh- bor is an art professor at a commu- nity college. He is a kind gentle- man, and we spend a fair amount of time together, having each other over for dinners, cookouts, etc. Last summer, he asked my wife to would work as a model for two of his drawing classes. He has WURXEOH ¿QGLQJ PRGHOV GXULQJ WKH day, and she is a homemaker. She agreed. Well, she recently brought home one of the professor’s sketch- es from class and I was shocked to see that she posed in the nude. She assumed I knew what kind of models work for college art classes, but I was really upset. She said she enjoys the work and would like to keep doing it. 1RZ , ¿QG P\VHOI XQFRPIRUW- able when the three of us are to- gether, knowing that he sees her na- ked on a regular basis. If the class were taught by a stranger, I would have less of a problem with it. He has already asked her back for next semester, and I’d like her to say no. She says I am being unreasonably jealous. Is she right? — The Hus- band Dear Husband: Art class mod- els are not objects of sexual desire. Annie’s Mailbox Creators Syndicate Inc. Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar They are simply a way to help stu- dents draw the human form. We doubt the professor thinks about your wife in any way other than as a friend and colleague. Here’s our recommendation: Attend the class a few times to see exactly what’s going on. If you still feel that the professor or the students have a prurient interest in your wife, or if you believe your wife is doing this because she wants to be seductive, you should ask her to stop for the health of your marriage. Dear Annie: I am concerned about a friend who consumes large quantities of alcohol every night. Since his liver tests come back OK, he thinks it isn’t a problem, and that he can drink a lot because he’s a big guy. Would you be able to elaborate with factual information on what harm may be done to the body oth- er than the liver? Most discussions about alcohol refer to the damage it does to relationships and job, and WKHULVNRIGULYLQJXQGHUWKHLQÀX- ence. But I think there’s more than temporary impairment. I want him to make a more informed decision on how to deal with stress. I love him and would like to see him have a long life. — Hoping for a Change Dear Hoping: We doubt this knowledge will change his atti- tude about drinking, but accord- ing to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. While moderate drinking can prevent coronary heart disease, drinking a lot over a long time, or too much on a single occasion can cause cardiomyopathy, arrhyth- mias, stroke and high blood pres- sure. Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can lead to pancreatitis. Too much alco- hol can increase your risk of devel- oping cancer of the mouth, esoph- agus, throat, liver and breast, and can weaken your immune system. This is in addition to liver damage, which you already know about. By the time his liver tests aren’t “OK,” it may be too late. THE DAILY ASTORIAN • MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016 By Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc. ARIES (March 21-April 19). If your entire identity is based on your success in one area of life, you’re lessening your chances of having a great day. What else do you have going on with high-five potential? Add new projects and activities to the list. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The dating world is a complicated place. It’s a good thing your natural instincts kick in to help you navigate it either for yourself or your loved ones. If you give advice, it will be bril- liant. If you take advice, take your own. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Laughing is what helps you make it through. Don’t wait until you’re feeing bad to look for the funny. Stock up so you’re ready when the weird days hit. Today will bring comic treasures. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ve be- come what you once envied and, strange- ly, that fact alone brings little satisfaction. It was the way it pushed you to grow that really mattered all along. Don’t let that stop you from envying something new. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s a simple fact of human nature: Nobody likes things being crammed down their throat. You’re adept in the art of persuasion today, which will in- clude leading by example so you don’t have to launch into the hard sell. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Regarding the sort of change that happens today: Give it time to sink in. Let it ruminate for a few days. Don’t go immediately back to what you’re familiar with. Live in the tran- sition. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some secret thing is distracting you — it’s hiding right below the surface of your awareness and nudging you softly. It wants to be uncov- ered. All you have to do is ask yourself a few questions and you’ll figure out this FRANK AND ERNEST BLONDIE THATABABY SALLY FORTH PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN B.C. LOLA DILBERT SIX CHIX BIZARRO MUTTS NON SEQUITUR BABY BLUES WIZARD OF ID ZITS ROSE IS ROSE little puzzle. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). From Pen- icillin to Velcro, many important and useful discoveries were made by chance instead of contemplation. However, when you con- template, chance will favor you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s not that you’re unhappy with the way things are. You just happen to be fascinated by the po- tential of things. It’s how your mind is work- ing today, leaping into an imaginary future and carrying reality along with it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you feel slightly tense walking into the room it’s only because you have an agenda beyond what others in the room have. Relax into the prevalent mood and it will be easier to get this agenda across. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Do you re- ally make the world better by following your bliss? Of course! Though you should be warned: These days it will take a lot more courage and planning to devote yourself to your own enjoyment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re ex- cellent at drawing boundaries now. You’re so clear on what you will and won’t do that you can say it fast and with a light touch, getting the message across instan- taneously. TUESDAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 5). Your heart is elastic and boundless. There are many who will need your love. Don’t wor- ry about whether you know enough to get started on the exciting project of the next 10 weeks. Travel in March will feed your soul. This will be a fast-mutating endeavor, and you just need to get involved and take your part of the May prize! Gemini and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 16, 29, 33 and 40.