Angelkeep Journals: Now that Dead Winter has passed

Did you know there was an internet countdown clock for spring? Yep, true as dandelion abundance at Anglkeep. https://days.to/spring/2018 if you’re interested in the...

Just when you think you’ve seen it all …

Move along. Nothing to see here. That’s how I felt the other day walking across the Ball State University campus when I witnessed what can...

Earbuds everywhere on recent stroll through college campus

Observation. It’s a reporter’s bread and butter. One of the first lessons any good reporter learns at journalism school is to always observe what’s around you...

Upon further review by the judges, we are blessed

It was one of those quiet “wow” moments. Or maybe more like a verbal “Hmmm.” One of those moments when you realize how fortunate you...

Life’s lost and found: I keep adding to the collection

The advice stands: Don’t take anything on a trip you don’t mind losing. So on our recently multi-state car trip, the following things came up...

Time to slam on the breaks to stop distracted driving

Ideas for this column often come to me on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons when I take a break around 4:30 or 5 to run...

Ask not for whom the road tolls. (Hint: Not you)

Indiana lawmakers are considering a proposal to turn some interstate roadways into toll roads. The list includes I-69, which is the main corridor between...

It’s still hard to make predictions about the future

It was supposed to be enjoyable again Wednesday morning. No more horrible political ads during the news. But alas, Joe Donnelley ran a spot,...

Getting an unusual early start on Christmas shopping

I’m normally not one to procrastinate. One of many lessons I learned at home while growing up was not to put off until tomorrow what...

The missing chapter about Joe Smekens

It was June 2013, and Joe Smekens had sent me a sneak peak of his book “Windows of Wells County — A Reporter’s Favorite...