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How will you avoid the flu this season?

 Get a flu shot!    The No. 1 way to avoid the flu is to get a flu shot. It’s just plain smart to get a flu shot every cold and flu season. It reduces th ...

Responsible and educated goes both ways

As I said in a previous column, no driver wants to hit a cyclist and no cyclist wants to get hit.  It is stating the obvious that cyclists want more dedicated street ...

‘Interstellar’ wows visually but is emotionally cold

With climate changes threatening the viability of sustaining life on Earth, a team of astronauts journey through space to find a new home for the human race in Christopher Nolan&rs ...

Coyote Pond Park and Palo Verde Park

The previous column in this series on Lincoln, its parks and its people described McBean Park as a community treasure because it was constructed in an era when most suburban commun ...

The long road to Lincoln, part five: the homecoming

An interim note regarding The Long Road to Lincoln series. At this point, I realize that the title for this series should have been the Long Long Long Long Road to Lincoln.  ...

Lincoln Chronicles for Nov. 13

1 YEAR AGO Nov. 14, 2013 – Workshop reviews business etiquette – When Lincoln city staff and council members met at City Hall Oct. 7 for a special workshop, the to ...

Appreciate veterans today and every day of the year

I admit that I’ll never know what military veterans have gone through. I was just a kid during the Vietnam War. Plus females weren’t called upon for military duty when ...

Police aren’t thanked enough for their work

It’s all about perspective. My bad days don’t come close to a peace officer’s bad days. The most I’ll feel is anxiety about meeting a shortened deadline. ...

‘Nightcrawler’ captivating and unnerving

The nightly news has become so concerned about ratings that sensational content, preying on the fears of viewers, gets top billing, no matter how murky the ethics. Jake Gyllenhaal ...

The long road to Lincoln, part four: just imagine!

I try to imagine the stories my great-great-grandfather told to his son, future Lincoln pioneer Albert Fleming.  This is the Albert Fleming, who brought his Irish bride to Li ...