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  • A special graduation day There is no time more satisfying than seeing your grandson graduate from college. I had that opportunity recently and enjoyed it greatly. My eldest grandson Brennan graduated from Hanover College exactly (same day) as I graduated from Western New Mex

    June 3, 2014

  • Plagiarizing my mom I usually get quite a few e-mails from readers around this time of year; dozens of messages, always with the same pointed, uh, point: "Make sure you write SOMETHING about your Mom on Mother's Day!!!" They're all signed the same - "Love always, Mom."

    June 3, 2014

  • Another great job locally observing Memorial Day Memorial Day was just one week ago. One of the great things about this community is the way we celebrate this patriotic holiday. I've written about the origins of Memorial Day before, but there's new research that suggests a different beginning to th

    June 3, 2014

  • On the street with REALLY FAST food My wife and I are resting up after spending one really fast evening together! That is to say, we partook of the Speed Street Festival in uptown Charlotte, Nawth Caylina. Wait; what were you thinking? This was Speed Street's 20th year. It's held in co

    May 30, 2014

  • Class act My throat was sore, I was exhausted, and my legs were killing me. I don't recommend anyone doing what I did this past week, certainly not at my age: teaching high school for one day. I returned to New Rochelle, New York, where I had taught English at

    May 27, 2014

  • Never far from home In looking back on a more than a half century of life I realize more and more each day just how fortunate I am and have been. For the most part, I was able to make good (or at least not detrimental to my life or that of others) decisions. That was du

    May 27, 2014

  • Coal and Rushville With all the yelling and screaming about coal fired power plants, those individuals should have been around Rushville in the late 30's early 40's. Coal was truly King during this period. There were, at the time, four railroads going through town all

    May 27, 2014

  • Sometimes the best lesson comes from losing Indiana high school basketball could soon be going to a three-class system instead of the current four-classes we have now. The IHSAA, as a recent article in the Indianapolis Star pointed out, can "run any tournament the membership wants." But what t

    May 27, 2014

  • Bird on head worth beer in Busch My family's recent trip to Florida wasn't all that tiring, and yet, we came back Busched. As mentioned in the last couple columns, we stayed with my in-laws, which was vital to making the trip affordable. We also ate pretty much all of their food, wh

    May 20, 2014

  • The move to machines is costing us relationships Have you noticed how many ads there are on television about buying medications directly from a mail order pharmacy instead of buying them from the neighborhood drug store? The "come on" is you can save money by making your purchases on-line and skipp

    May 20, 2014

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