MY LIFE - And so it starts

The garden scarecrows have been put back in the shed and the household Halloween paraphernalia has mostly all been carted back downstairs to the cellar. The few pumpkins that remain will also be gone... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Cranberry Pecan Cake one of many treats available at St. Thomas Church bazaar

SMITHFIELD – “Life is short and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So be swift to love and make haste to be kind.” Wow, if only we could all live by... more

FILM UNFILTERED - ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ entertains with action and espionage

HHH 1/2 One of the memorable and enjoyable aspects of the Jason Bourne movies is that they feel different than the standard Hollywood studio system. This is partly due to the fact they were filmed... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Teacher: ‘Coddling kids is not the answer’

For the record, I believe in the concept of public (aka, taxpayer-funded, government, “free”) schools. I attended public schools and obtained an excellent education that challenged my intellect and... more