Here in Bluffton, for now, but relaxation awaits

“You’ve still got a week to go,” she said. “Don’t check out early.” The “she” in this instance is Assistant Editor Jessica Bricker. She said...

Trying to simplify a complicated decision

Been struggling with a decision I will need to make here in the next few weeks. Had thought that watching Sunday evening’s debate would...

California may give birth to triplets

This November, voters in California will have the opportunity to split their state into three new states: North California, South California and New California...

Woodpecker Identification 101

A variety of woodpeckers visit Angelkeep on a constant basis. Others not so much. The seldom seen red-headed woodpecker brings about great Angelkeep jubilation when...

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...

Observations of a substitute teacher

For the past six months I have had the learning experience of substitute school teaching. From preschool through high school, from one day to...

I’m tired of this. It’s mid-April. When will it be warm?

Allow me this afternoon to add my voice to the growing complaints about the weather. I do so understanding the wisdom of the quote attributed...

A few questions for state-level candidates

While recently reading the opinion pages of the Fort Wayne newspaper, I was startled to learn of the significant excess revenue received by Allen County civil...

Making lemonade out of potholes

What a deal. Among the editorial cartoons I get, Gary Varvel, who works out of the Indianapolis Star, sent one last week about the proliferation...

I was born to talk. And I have a face for...

It’s strange that I make my living as a writer, considering I have always preferred speaking to writing. All my life, or at least as...