An enduring question for American democracy

I’ve either been involved in or keeping an eye on American politics for over 60 years now. We’ve faced plenty of tough...

Letter to the Editor: Property taxes unsustainable

When will taxpayers say “enough is enough”? We just received our property taxes payable this year, and they went up 25% —...

Angelkeep Journals: Hooded merganser times two and times three

It took a decade, times two, for the first appearance of a hooded merganser on Angelpond. They arrive as an unmistakable bird,...

‘Turtles All the Way Down’: Required viewing for Hoosiers

If one wants to be a homer in Indianapolis, there’s no better time of year for it than May. This year, the...

Boucher appreciates support

I am writing to say a hearty “thank you” to everyone who supported me throughout the primary election season. 

Still on a mission to see the Northern Lights

It seems that my bucket list grows by a few lines each year — a bit faster than I can keep up...

Grant Bucher: ‘I think we made some ripples in the pond.’

This being the Saturday after an election, there is something in my genes that compels me to share some observations. This year’s...

Angelkeep Journals: The next generation, Mom, and the linden tree

I will think long and hard about Mom during Sunday coming. Mother’s Day has become a reminiscence adventure.  Gone...

The primary campaign gave Indiana what it deserves

French philosopher and statesman Joseph de Maistre is credited with saying it first: “Every country has the government it deserves.” In America,...

Wondering who my ‘Mad Hatter’ might be

I’ve never read Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Maybe I should, because I was curious enough one day to go down the...