May is woolly worm short season

Angelkeep Journals: Last fall the woolly worms (Pyrrhartic Isabella) of Angelkeep, more correctly known as a Woolly Bear Caterpillar, and even more correctly named Isabella Tiger Moth Caterpillar,

Reliant on my smartphone but not addicted

I overheard a report last week that caught my attention about addiction, a serious problem that unfortunately plagues too many people each year. The report,...

He’s a newsman, and he’s at the end of his rope

What’s your relationship with your government? Intimate? Arm’s length? Distant? I’m curious. We’re hot and heavy into an election cycle. Some people are happy that they...

Challenges often bring unexpected results

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from the Bluffton NOW! group, and then they’re in the news twice in one day.They’ve been...

Everest addicts at it again — and again

After two years of silence on Mount Everest, two climbers reached the summit once again this week. Many people call this a great achievement. I...

Slalom lawn mowing

By definition, slalom lawn mowing typifies just as it states. The mower is pushed in a zigzag pattern, rather than a straight forward typical...

Another enjoyable half-marathon in the books

A celebration of sorts has turned into an annual tradition for me when the first Saturday in May rolls around. Most Hoosiers are thrilled when...

Batman has a Batcave. I have a garage. Batman wins.

Some people have an addiction or a complex or a compulsion of one kind or another. I have a garage. “Dave,” you might say, “many people...

A few ruminations on an historic primary

Plenty of stuff to ruminate following Tuesday’s somewhat historic Indiana Primary Election Day …• The results of our not-so-scientific online poll is encouraging. Despite...

Tussock is a moth, not a leaf

The best source for study of Indiana moths comes in the form of a book by Gene Stratton Porter. Her heart and soul went...