I’d do almost anything to ease my pain. Almost anything.

I am gaining some insight into addiction. To be more specific, I am walking a mile in a would-be addict’s shoes. I’m dealing with some...

Saturday Sub: Were they just being nice, or was I bribed?

It was an experience. That’s what I was looking for. In my mind, however, the jury is still out. If you’ve driven down to Indy...

How the NFL lost to Trump

Donald Trump isn’t exactly on a winning streak, but he is beating the NFL in a rout. The league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, signaled the beginning...

Writing what I know: How to sit

Someone once told me I should write what I know about. It’s a famous piece of advice for writers, the idea being that writers...

More equal than others?

“We will support you today, tomorrow and the day after,” President Donald Trump promised those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. “When one part of America...

White House and bird house renovations

The roof leaks, the plumbing declines to less than “plumb,” and hinges so squeaky that the house sometimes seems haunted. Thus is the dire house...

Tax reform is a bipartisan issue

President Trump visited Indiana recently to campaign for tax reform. This is welcome news because the president’s personal involvement on a truly important policy...

America rises above its grievances

Who is left to defend the simple, often admirable, sometimes disappointing, American experience? Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is...

Working just the way it should

I read with interest E. J. Dionne’s column “Why the majority doesn’t rule on guns” (Saturday, Oct. 7). Unlike most of his columns this...

‘Simplicity’ and ‘cell phone plans’ not so synonymous

I’m not sure how I would stay organized today without my smartphone.  I use it as my calendar, and it reminds me throughout the day...