John Michael McLaughlin
...And somewhere beyond time and space the sweet distant sound of a meadowlark seemed to awaken him from a very deep sleep; a sleep filled with strange vivid dreams – dreams of remembered people and experiences – the grip of panic a drowning swimmer feels struggling for air, the aseptic smell of an unfamiliar hospital operating room, the touch of a beautiful blond girl – a girl he had loved – but whose name he couldn’t quite remember, but mostly he dreamed of singing which brought him feelings of great joy – and yet – of terrible sadness, too. He dreamed of trying to sing again and again, but never being able to do so – and he dreamed of the darkness of a far away war.
- Spaulding Outdoors: The inside on Indiana's outside Game Bird Habitat Funds for Landowners Private landowners looking to improve wildlife habitat on their property may qualify for financial assistance through the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, particularly if they want to benefit bobwhite quail and
- Ain't no snow in paradise We sat cross-legged at the camp fire, the flickering flames casting eerie shadows in the trees surrounding us. An owl hooted in the distance, causing the ancient old man sitting with his head lowered to raise his arms over his head and proclaim, "The
- The saga continues: What are we going to do about this winter weather? The saga continues... What are we going to do about this winter weather? I am sure you are just as tired of it as everyone else. It isn't doing any good to complain about it. The Good Lord is going to send it no matter what we think. We just need to
- Ancient Tequesta tribe's presence discovered in Miami Archaeologists digging at a site in downtown Miami recently discovered a series of post holes at the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, revealing the presence of an ancient Tequesta tribe that lived there until the 1700s. The post holes
Pat Smith: African Americans contributed much to Decatur County's history
The African American families that lived here and continued to live here after the 1907 incident is irrefutable evidence that African Americans were not "run out of town." Proof can be found in the 1900 and 1910 census plus the Directories that were
- Glass: purchase or pass? As a child, I loved to visit my Great Aunt's Victorian home in North Vernon, Ind. With its corbels, gables and fretwork, it seemed like a magical place to my five-year-old mind. While I loved every inch of it, my favorite part was the beautiful stain
- Improving Indiana's adoption process We have reached the halfway point of the 2014 Indiana legislative session, which hardly seems possible. We only have about five more weeks to complete our legislative goals, meaning that we will need to power through and continue focusing on issues o
Pat Smith: African American church was important
Richard Lewis was one of the signers of a petition circulated years before the occurrence of 1907.
- Senate Bill 52- The 'dumbing down' of Indiana wildlife violations Our State legislative body is going about the business of streamlining our floundering State judicial system in order to relieve the backlog and pressure on the courts. A partial answer to the court's overload has been proposed in Senate Bill 52. Sen
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