MY LIFE - Oops – I did it again

Last Monday as I was backing out of the garage the rear half of the car had no sooner cleared the opening than an ominous crunching sound could be heard. “Oh, crap!” I thought. We had had quite a... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Local artist shares knowledge and meals with young apprentices

LINCOLN – This Braised Chicken Thigh recipe is a typical lunch that Hank Gilpin would prepare and serve to his workers, Matt and Ron, young apprentice woodworkers in his Lincoln wood shop. Hank is a... more

FILM UNFILTERED - Viewers will root for Katniss in ‘Mockingjay Part 2’

3 & 1/2 Stars We are in the waning months now of what has been a very good cinematic year. With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” waiting in the wings to be the juggernaut it will likely be in four... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Hormones are no excuse for abusive behavior

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 pm EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl who was exhibiting a number of narcissistic and even... more

SMART MOVES - How to save for your first house

The U.S. economy is still expanding, and more people have jobs. But relatively fewer young adults who aspire to homeownership are now reaching that goal, according to a newly released survey from... more