COLUMN: Musings about life and the pursuit of happiness
Yesterday was July 4th, a time we celebrate independence and the truths that all men are created equal and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” to quote Mr. Jefferson.
MOVIE REVIEW: 22 Jump Street
I should have known better. Just like “Legally Blonde” and “Dumb and Dumber,” a comedy based on a premise as opposed to one based on truly funny characters merged with a clever situation should never have a sequel.
Cooking with Simon: Celebrate July 4th with lamb burgers
Being born in one country and raised in another can bring a bit of confusion to one’s life. And then to find yourself living in a third country as an adult, is one reason this kiwi is all messed up.
Editor's Notebook: Kids can create their own summer fun
Things are so different today than when I was a kid. A recent conversation with my 9-year-old son reinforced my belief.
COOKING WITH SIMON: Beautiful berries in a no-cook dessert
The berry season is upon us and with such an abundance of fruit there are so many ways to eat them. The list goes on with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.
COOKING WITH SIMON: Fire up the grill for Father’s Day
This weekend is Father’s Day and dads all across the country will be opening presents that have been picked out by adoring children.
COOKING WITH SIMON: Try a Scotch Egg instead of deviled egg
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the stately manors of England and picnics we used to have on the grounds at Chatsworth.
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Maleficent’ good but not magnificent
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” goes the saying. Hollywood has historically embraced that adage, most famously with the Michael Douglas-Glenn Close thriller “Fatal Attraction.”
But in recent years, we’ve seen a variation in that formula.
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COOKING WITH SIMON: Green with envy over homegrown lettuce
Looks like summer is almost here and fortunately, the temperatures have been mild and we’ve been getting a good amount of rain. And with that rain comes lots of growth in the vegetable garden.
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