MY LIFE - Popcorn problem solved

The expression “When you least expect it, expect it” normally has a somewhat negative connotation, but I am pleased to see that it can cut both ways. Earlier this week, as I was slowly limping my way... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Spring brings thoughts of grilling and lighter fare

LINCOLN – Trying to express what the weather has been like in Rhode Island to my in-laws just returning from their winter in Florida was more of a show-and-tell. “It’s like this,” I said, “See this... more

FILM UNFILTERED - ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is entertaining, yet forgettable

Two and 1/2 stars “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is a follow-up to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” albeit without the dour and dull Kristen Stewart. The original film was an enjoyable reimaging... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Don't teach academics too early

Q: Whenever my 4-year-old son tries something new, he becomes very frustrated if he has any difficulty at all. This happens when practicing numbers, letters, or anything else I try to teach him. I... more

SMART MOVES - Buying a home after a divorce

Contrary to popular belief, the divorce rate is declining in America. But that doesn’t alter the fact that marital breakups are often traumatic. To avoid a costly error, those who advise the newly... more