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...

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 —...

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,...

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...

Two weekends, two races

All of the pink is probably what I’ll remember most about Saturday’s 4-mile run around the Lutheran Hospital campus in southwest Fort Wayne. Several of...

Hope for remembrance: Seeing Dad as an 18-year-old

Sic transit gloria mundi. — Latin for “Thus passes the glory of the world.” The phrase went through my mind last week as I wandered...

It’s not just here — the weather is bad everywhere

Last week I took advantage of a work opportunity to escape our dreary spring weather for someplace else. Unfortunately, that place was Boston. While...

On becoming somewhat of an internet sensation

Click here to see our lightsaber duel. When I agreed to have a Star Wars-inspired lightsaber duel with my new husband at our wedding reception this...

Jades are in, in memory of Mom

Jade: a green bean perfect for home gardens. Mom: a queen of green bean canning. Brother: a Three Sisters gardener; introducer of Jade. Now that introductions conclude,...