THE RECIPE BOX - Homemade rice packs help relieve pain and are easy to make

LINCOLN – It’s rice pack time again. A few years back, I went on a spree and began making a hot/cold rice pack for each of my sons and their families. It all came to pass as my sisters and I were... more

MY LIFE - A blueberry kind of day

Although I have only been awake a scant 15 minutes or so, with hardly enough time to even get the sleep out of my eyes, I am aware of the fact that it’s a blueberry kind of day. The temperature right... more

FILM UNFILTERED - ‘Dora’ offers funny, family-friendly story

*** 1/2 “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.” A couple of years ago, the very funny internet site College Humor put out a fake movie trailer for a “Dora the Explorer” movie. This was in 2012 and they... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Manners are the most important thing to teach children

Short questions I’ve been asked of late (mostly by journalists) and proportionately short answers: Q: Is there a single most important thing parents should be teaching during their children’s... more