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High School Hi-jinks Part four - “buzzed”

It was the 1950s. If you don’t count cow eyeballs, most school days at Lincoln Union High School moved along pretty calmly, day after day.  Classes. Studies. ...

A children’s Christmas story The wooden horseman

It was Christmas! The ornaments were so happy! The sleepy loneliness of the rest of the year vanished as soon they were taken out of their tissue-filled boxes. They were thrilled ...

Volunteerism - the formula for a successful youth sports program

You are driving by a neighborhood park in Lincoln and hear the chatter and laughter of young people enjoying a few hours of an organized sports activity.   It may be Little L ...

Shop locally; it makes great business and civic sense

As I drive around Lincoln these past few months, it seems that new businesses are opening throughout the city. Several recent News Messenger issues had stories about the new B ...

It’s a thin line

My last three rides have started in sub-freezing weather. While my buddies and I feel we are dedicated cyclists, others think we are crazy.  It’s a thin line. ...

‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’ predictable but provides adrenaline rush

It’s not a good sign for your horror movie franchise when the most memorable aspects about the original film are that it starred Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and featur ...

Taking on the Resolution Run 2015

New Years Day has always been the start of new beginnings and unbroken resolutions. I decided to begin mine at the Auburn Overlook competing in the Resolution Run for 2015. I am s ...

The strange things people do

If your last name was Oscopy, would you name your kid Colin?  That actually happened.  The guy grew up to be an engineer but his parents, if they were thinking cle ...

'The Interview’ just a goofy comedy, not deserving all the recent political hype

With so much controversy surrounding “The Interview,” it’s almost anti-climactic watching the film and realizing it’s not much more than a goofy lark that g ...

Happy New Year, Lincoln residents and businesses

I believe that every day is a gift. On birthdays of my family and friends, I get extra sentimental as I celebrate their special day and how much they mean to me. And on New ...