It was the wrong thing to do, but it was right...

America is the place where you can be wrong and generally go about your business. That thought came to my mind Sunday afternoon. My nephew...

A report on reporting, a few years later

Sometimes, it takes me a while to get around to it. It is coming up on the first anniversary of the evening I cleaned off...

Future robots: The end is nearer than you think

According to Japanese company Yukai Engineering, you don’t need a robot that will vacuum, wash the dishes or deliver a pizza to your door...

Trick or treat, smell my muskrat feet

Remember the jingle children sang in the 1950s about trick or treating? There is no consensus on where, or when, the tune and words...

Does everything have to be politicized to death?

News Flash: The NFL has been overrun with politics. The actual game is now secondary to players kneeling, raising fists or staying in the...

Many ways to help those affected by disasters, wildfires

Sixteen years have passed, but it doesn’t seem that long ago. I knew that I needed to live overseas to become proficient in Spanish, and...

I’d do almost anything to ease my pain. Almost anything.

I am gaining some insight into addiction. To be more specific, I am walking a mile in a would-be addict’s shoes. I’m dealing with some...

Saturday Sub: Were they just being nice, or was I bribed?

It was an experience. That’s what I was looking for. In my mind, however, the jury is still out. If you’ve driven down to Indy...

Writing what I know: How to sit

Someone once told me I should write what I know about. It’s a famous piece of advice for writers, the idea being that writers...

White House and bird house renovations

The roof leaks, the plumbing declines to less than “plumb,” and hinges so squeaky that the house sometimes seems haunted. Thus is the dire house...