A Father’s Day fuel-pump fiasco in Alaska

It was August 2004, and my two friends and I were camping in a gas station parking lot in the town of...

Saturday Sub: Some taxing lessons as the plot thickens. Again.

Although the property tax issue has not been consciously put aside for the year, neither have I been actively pursuing it. But...

Father’s Day: A 1974 plumbing disaster

In 1974, when I was 11, I flushed an apple core down the toilet. You see, my father had...

Angelkeep Journals: There goes the neighborhood

New neighbors built their small home within a stone’s throw of Angelkeep’s patio. The pair were somewhat transient, not seen in or...

Long-term care for seniors must be a top priority

Indiana is overhauling delivery of its senior Medicaid services this summer in a move that, hopefully, will make care more efficient and...

Advice for young people heading into the labor market

Many of my columns have focused on labor market advice to young people heading to college. Still, here in Indiana, a bit...

A Hoosier economist’s take on inflation and you

Consumer price index Inflation ran at 2.1 percent per year from 1997 to 2019. Then came the pandemic recession and recovery. Inflation...

A 1996 style assignment, led by Bluffton’s George Witwer, for Hoosier GOP...

INDIANAPOLIS — When Indiana Republican convention delegates gather on June 15, they’ll have an extraordinary assignment they’ve not had since 1996: Selecting...

Will we let the children lead us?

I started my career teaching special education in the 90s. I taught what was then called, self-contained special education. These classes were...

Ruminating on fire districts and territories

There’s been some ruminating going on in the wake of last Thursday’s meeting regarding fire territories and fire districts. By me, for...