The huge — yuge! — buffet of news and views

It’s been a development with multiple personalities. Originally I wanted to chuckle, perhaps chortle but it has developed into frowns and concern. The proliferation of...

Trying out this Twitter thing. #ThisIsNuts

Don’t have a Twitter account, nor do I follow anyone on Twitter, but it occurred to me this past week I ought to see...

Warm beer, Sundays and Daylight Savings Time

Indiana’s antiquated liquor laws have been popping up for debate for several years. Much like the debates over Daylight Savings Time never seemed to...

We need to get invested in each other

Life only happens when you’re connected to someone. If you’re not doing that, you’re doing it wrong. I’m not advocating for marriage here, although I’ve...

Annual festivals that arouse curiosity

One of many reasons it’s so pleasant to call northeast Indiana home is the abundance of annual festivals, fairs, parades and other cultural events...

Four days of GP duties get an added bonus

Absolutely. That was our response when our youngest son asked if we’d be available to watch their brood for several days while they were off...

Swimming with crocodiles may be hazardous to your health

In case you ever wondered, swimming with crocodiles is not exactly the best idea. Take, for example, the recent case of the 18-year-old man in...

Solving the north side’s sewage problem

Everyone seems to be on the same page. That’s the good thing. Where will the funding come from? “That’s the bugaboo,” says Mayor Ted Ellis. The...

Fairy rings and commensialism

Angelkeep holds to a much stronger belief in leprechauns than lawn fairies. Angelkeep even fails to own a garden gnome. Being a quarter progeny...

Happy New Year 2017 to my children (and you, too!)

It’s been one heckuva week over here. The weather has been mild, my workload has been reasonably light, but unfortunately, school was cancelled all...