It only takes a few minutes to make someone’s day

A quick road trip out east is always a good way to spend a spring weekend, especially when that trip involves live music, friends...

Embrace the robots

We have seen the enemy, and it is the robot. A wave of fear over automation is driving dire predictions about robots rendering swaths of...

Why the Russian collusion probes matter

In the eyes of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the emerging scandal of Russian collusion with the 2016 presidential campaign and the...

Surviving the American prom

Proms sure have gotten expensive these days. Sure, prom spending is down 6 percent over last year, according to a nationwide Visa survey, but the...

Being encouraged, and encouraging

Encouragement can come from unexpected, perhaps the least likely, sources. Have spent the better part of the past week or more in a hospital room —...

The world is watching

I take no glee in the appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russia — and I...

My childhood has become a marketing campaign

I just learned that one of my cherished childhood memories has been turned into a marketing campaign. And I’m not happy about it. General Mills,...

The guardrails can’t contain Trump

The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy....

Indiana University steps up on climate change

The birds are busy making nests or the previously amorous varieties are about their task of feeding nestlings. They zip about from ground to...

Indiana University steps up on climate change

A wonderful bit of news came out of Bloomington this past week, as Indiana University announced an ambitious new initiative to better forecast and...