Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Graduation requirement changes unnecessarily rushed

Earning a diploma will no longer be enough to graduate from Indiana’s high schools beginning in 2023 because of a complex and controversial plan...

Looking for other presents, I missed the best one of all

To this day, I can’t believe I missed it. On Christmas morning some years ago, preadolescent me dashed down the stairs from my bedroom and...

Trying my best to keep Scrooge in his place

It’s probably not a good thing to hear from your wife: “I really don’t like it when your inner Scrooge comes out.” The problem is,...

The weather outside is — indeed — frightful

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas: I have icicles hanging off my nose and even my dogs have their own personal space...

Dahlia, a rescue mission

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go at Angelkeep. The Biblical story, the true meaning of the season, comes to focus....

A trip that the little ball player in me will never...

Some people know I played varsity golf on a successful team at Huntington North High School, where I graduated in 2009. But before that, I...

Taking a moment and thinking about Bethlehem

Last Thursday afternoon I was trudging up Main Street — with an uncooperative leg, every journey by foot requires trudging — following the Wells...

Another reminder of the privileges we enjoy

As another December 7 approaches, the word “privileged” keeps coming to mind. Several years ago, I was privileged to attend a ceremony at which new...

Remember toys? (Some kids don’t either)

This is the weirdest Christmas I’ve ever experienced. I normally buy presents for five kids, ages between 9-15, and not a single one of...

Spotting a northern harrier

Angelkeep is not a location where birdwatchers can remain silent. Even visitors not normally prone to bird watching get caught up in the excitement...