Sports world said goodbye to greats

Sports world said goodbye to greats

By David Mullen The impact on the Dallas Cowboys family was particularly profound as noted players and coaches from their past died in 2022. The sports world also mourned the passing of baseball’s greatest broadcaster, a pro basketball icon and the featured player in the most celebrated play in NFL history.   Cowboys who passed […]

Arthritis pain worse in cold weather

Arthritis pain worse in cold weather

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Eat healthier. Exercise more. Lose weight. These common new years’ resolutions also apply to your dog(s) — especially if your dog suffers from arthritis or you want to prevent or delay the onset of arthritis.  Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis for people and animals, is related to age, or […]

Go back in time for new year’s mystery

Go back in time for new year’s mystery

By Shari Goldstein Stern Kurt Kleinman’s annual “In Living Black and White” play, “The Dimension of Death!” opens its run at Richardson’s Charles W. Eisemann Center Dec. 29 through Jan. 22 with a special New Year’s Eve performance and celebration following. If you have missed out on any of Kleinman’s 35 magical, mysterious B/W plays, […]

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 ounces cubed pancetta 1 onion, thinly sliced  10 ounces shaved Brussels sprouts  Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add pancetta and cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat […]

Plenty of reindeer games on TV

Plenty of reindeer games on TV

By David Mullen Christmas Day is usually reserved for families, friends and family that wouldn’t be friends. It is supposed to be a time of peace, generosity and reflection. Songs have been written about how it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is not synonymous with touchdown passes, knockout punches and two-minute penalties […]

Forget reindeer. How about a Yule goat?

Forget reindeer. How about a Yule goat?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Six white boomers,  snow white boomers, Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun. Six white boomers,  snow white boomers, On his Australian run.  In Australia, where it’s too hot for Rudolph and his fellow reindeer, male kangaroos (boomers) pull Santa’s sleigh. Australians sing about six white boomers who, after delivering all […]

‘Six’ a must-see for live theater enthusiasts

‘Six’ a must-see for live theater enthusiasts

By Shari Goldstein Stern Six queens, each with a juicy story about her former husband, Henry VIII, tells hers with spicy detail in over-the-top vocals and out-of-this-world dance numbers. They rock to the music of the remarkable, Tony Award winner for the 2021/2022 Broadway season’s Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics), “Six.” With 23 nominated […]

Black Bean and Red Pepper Soup

Black Bean and  Red Pepper Soup

2 tablespoons  vegetable oil  1 onion, diced 1 tablespoon chili powder  2 cans black beans  1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained 1 jar fire-roasted red peppers, drained and diced  1 cup chicken stock Salt and pepper Sour cream and green  onions, for garnish  In a stock pot, heat vegetable oil over medium high […]

Wading in a winter wonderland

Wading in a winter wonderland

By David Mullen There’s no place like Christmas in San Diego. In 2022, California’s coastal paradise becomes Major League Baseball’s winter wonderland and home to its largest holiday bazaar.  For baseball fans, owners and teams, the 2002 Baseball Winter Meetings — held at the Marriott Marquis on San Diego Bay December 5 through 7 — […]

Uptown Players present unconventional tale

Uptown Players present unconventional tale

By Shari Goldstein Stern Laura Lites triumphs as a force to be reckoned with in her always-challenging roles for Dallas theater.  As Pamela in Uptown Players’ (Uptown) current production of “Head over Heels” (HOH), Lites fills the stage with another uncanny performance. Running now through December 18 at Kalita Humphreys Theater, HOH is a must-see […]