Experiencing the west without leaving Indiana

Over the course of 7 miles of hiking, we saw sandstone ravines, aged forest, gorges, and streambeds that also served as portions of the trail. We crossed bridges, climbed ladders and stuck our heads under two waterfalls...

Jeff Gordon and I got together Sunday

ESPN, in an attempt to justify its own existence, ran a series of ads a few years ago of people doing strange things. The tagline was: Sports matter.

Just Jerry—All my little chick-a-dees (and other feathered friends)

W.C. Fields has nothing on me.

Angelkeep Journal—Angelkeep’s winter global cooling

Somewhere in the depths of last winter’s blustery winter siege came the thought, “Will I survive this winter?”

Oh, would revenge be sweet. Can it be accomplished?

I don’t know enough psychology (or psychologists for that matter) to say this for sure, but it’s been my experience that revenge is that rawest of human emotions — one that only the best among us can hold down.

Saturday Sub—Summer musings at a very apropos time

It is a good time for “Summer Musings.”

Just Jerry—Support small-town life; Support the 4-H Fair

Working the beat as a reporter in Indiana for the past couple decades, there was a common refrain from most residents of small communities: “I remember when…”

Angelkeep Journals—Baltimore Oriole visits at ground level

The beautiful bright breast color of the Oriole is always welcome at Angelkeep.

Yes, we need to provide a community swimming pool

A simple yes or no answer is hard to come by these days in the abundance of gray-area questions we often hear and contemplate.

Saturday Sub: A look back — and forward — 125 years, period

The Wall Street Journal. turned 125 this past week. They marked their anniversary in a most interesting way. The front page of Tuesday’s edition was a reprint of Vol. 1, No. 1, dated July 8, 1889. With annotations....

Just Jerry—Bull running is call me (Among other things)

Another July has almost gone by and I’ve missed another chance to run with the bulls in Pamplona.

Angelkeep Journals—Northern Roughwinged Swallow

Something new had arrived at Angelkeep.

The real judge has spoken

This letter is in response to Dave Schultz’s commentary of June 30, 2014.

Saturday Sub - Inevitability, finality and self-evident truths

It had been something that was happening somewhere else. San Francisco. Massachusetts. But there was always a sense of inevitability.

Just Jerry—Happy ‘Blow Stuff Up Day’ to all

Tomorrow is our Independence Day.

It’s time to pray

In 1962, a serious mistake was made. Congress kicked God of school. They did that because an atheist was insulted that we took time out of school to pray. So we put God in a trunk.

Sad news for our country

When I read the front page of the Saturday, June 28 Bluffton News-Banner, I started to cry, especially for my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Time to revitalize our Rivergreenway. Will you help?

If you think about what most contributes to the quality of life we enjoy in Bluffton and Wells County, I would imagine that the Rivergreenway Trail comes to mind.

Same-sex marriage: I don’t like it, but I’ll abide it

It has always been the most difficult thing for Christians to figure out: How to be in the world and yet not be of the world.

Saturday Sub—Will the kids think the 60s were as ‘hip’ as we did?

A news item on the front page of an area newspaper caught my attention.

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