MY LIFE - A busy weekend

Have you ever noticed how sometimes the stars seem to line up just right and all the good things, the fun things in your life, come crashing in together all at once? It has just occurred to me as I... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Refreshing cocktails to sip when temperatures soar

LINCOLN – It was dreadfully hot on the Fourth of July, a heat wave pushing close to a “feel like” temperature of 100 degrees. I did not care who saw me wading in the foot-and-a-half-tall blowup... more

FILM UNFILTERED - Johnson saves the day, again, in ‘Skyscraper’

One star If there’s one thing you cannot fault Dwayne Johnson for, it’s his tenacity and work ethic. Besides him and Tom Cruise, there’s probably no two other men in Hollywood who are consistently in... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Forget the psychobabble; be firm, be loving, see results

I call it “psychological thinking,” referring to the tendency among parents of the last 50 years or so to attribute bad behavior on the part of a child to so-called “issues” that are thought to be... more