MY LIFE - Winter Doldrums

“Winter Doldrums: A period of stagnation or slump; a period of depression or unhappy listlessness.” I can’t speak for the rest of you, but I have pretty much had it with the whole winter thing. I am... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Show your love with this sweet bread pudding

LINCOLN – I was thinking of a special recipe I could make for my husband, Jim, for Valentine’s Day – or any special occasion – when this week’s recipe flashed through my mind. It was a most delicious... more

FILM UNFILTERED - “The Lego Movie 2” doesn’t live up to original

HH 1/2 Most animated films have sequels. That’s a foregone conclusion these days and most of the time the second film is equal to or exceeds the original. It’s usually not until the third or fourth... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Teachers aren’t the problem, irresponsible parents are

I receive a steady stream of missives from teachers, ex-teachers and other folks who have insider knowledge of America’s schools. They all say the same thing – classroom discipline is falling apart... more