Columns

MY LIFE - No green thumb

I ran across this column yesterday while looking for something else and although it was written more than 30 years ago, it still made me smile. I hope it will amuse you, too. Kids are real suckers... more

THE RECIPE BOX - It’s picnic season

LINCOLN – I love a good picnic and I’m confident that you will too if you use these simple ideas and think not only “out of the (picnic) box,” but “fresh and new.” Yes, your run-of-the-mill ham... more

FILM UNFILTERED - All-star cast shines in ‘Ocean’s 8’

HHH In 2016, a gender-swapped reboot of “Ghostbusters” with Melissa McCarthy in the lead crashed and burned. It had less to do with the female-centric recasting and more to do with a plot and... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Teen dating requires an ounce of prevention

Q: Our 15-year-old daughter has told us she’s in love with a 20-year-old guy who is in the Army and intending to make the Army his career. We’ve met him, and he is extremely respectful and well-... more

SMART MOVES - Thinking about refinancing?

The sooner the better, as interest rates are on the rise
Are you approaching retirement and plan to tap home equity to remodel your property so you can age in place – perhaps by adding a first-floor bedroom suite that spares you the need to climb stairs?... more