MY LIFE - ‘Stupid easy’ bread

Last Monday while chatting with my bowling team during our game, the subject of bread came up. Actually, it all started with my commenting that I thought I would put Sunday’s leftover ratatouille to... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Strawberries are sweet and ready for picking

JOHNSTON – There’s nothing sweeter than a just-ripened, sun-freckled strawberry scooped up in the hot June sun. The juices stain your fingers, your lips – if you’re not careful – and leave a smile on... more

FILM UNFILTERED - ‘Incredibles 2’ is worth the wait

HHHHH Last Friday saw the release of “Incredibles 2” which is a sequel to the now 14-year-old Pixar film. The original introduced viewers to the super-powered Parr family led by dad, Bob, aka Mr.... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Relationship priorities needed for effective leadership

A column of mine that originally appeared in January of 2017 has been circulating on the Internet ever since, accumulating over a million hits to date. In a nutshell, its message is simply that... more

SMART MOVES - Think about going big when buying a home

Remember the housing downturn of 2008? In the immediate aftermath of the last recession, when foreclosures were as common as crabgrass, buying a house with more than 3,000 square feet seemed foolish... more