Our book, “Welfare for the Rich,” is designed to inform Americans — especially taxpayers who are footing most of the bill — about the massive movement of money from millions of middle- and lower-income Americans to much wealthier people and corporations that do not need and should not be ent…
I would like to thank Eileen for doing this column for me for a few times lately. I am such a klutz with the computer, and just when I think I have it mastered something happens and it all disappears! I have no idea what I am doing that makes it happen. I thought sure I had it done and was o…
George Morgan, lifelong resident of Clarksburg in Fugit Township, showed me a most wonderful memory that a woman put down on paper. Maybe we should all think about doing the same thing for where we live.
If there’s a single lesson to be learned from this pandemic, it has to be how much people really need each other, not in the emotional sense, but in a much deeper, more profound, psychological sense that nearly everyone shares during these unusual times.
I am not very agile when it comes to finances. Do not get me wrong, I know how to spend money; it is just that I do not know how to save money. Somewhere I lost my little piggy bank.
GREENSBURG – Donna and I recently traveled to a small town in Southern Indiana, to a place we had never been. Donna had a few days of vacation time and she wanted to get out of town. I told her to pick a place and let’s go.
GREENSBURG – This is summer, so weather is always a subject to talk about. We need rain and maybe a little cooler weather, but we take what we get and be happy. That just means I have to water flowers every day. Since we don’t have a garden, we don’t need to worry about that this time.
GREENSBURG – It always amazes me how many people who were born in Decatur County went on to become someone that many people knew about at one time or another. I couldn’t find much about these two men, but if anyone knows more please let us know.
In this time of national nervousness, with pandemic fears and civil unrest widening our already vast political divide, I am just one of the little people waiting for the change our leaders have promised.
Tyrants can be especially ominous when they are ludicrous. In 2011, Vladimir Putin, scuba diving in the Black Sea, emerged clutching two 6th-century Greek urns – remarkably without a trace of moss – which had lain undiscovered in six feet of water, even though Russian archaeologists had scou…
The pandemic prompted Indiana Republicans and Democrats to opt for virtual conventions, and the resurgence of the virus this past month that forced Gov. Eric Holcomb to delay the final Stage 5 reopening confirmed the wisdom of those choices. But the online format obscured what would have bee…
I recently had an appointment with the family doctor. It was time for my annual wellness check. I must say that it was a good checkup as my vitals were good as was everything else that was checked by the doctor.
Everyone, from Gov. Eric Holcomb to parents, teachers, students and employers, yearns to reopen schools and universities within the next three to four weeks. But parents are consumers, and most want schools to reopen when it is safe to do so.
Because of his incontinent use of it, the rhetorical mustard that the president slathers on every subject has lost its tang. The entertainer has become a bore, and foretelling his defeat no longer involves peering into a distant future: Early voting begins in two states (South Dakota and Min…
After a wonderful vacation to Myrtle Beach, it’s back to the routine. It was good to spend a week with my daughter and see what everyone is talking about after they go there. I had never been to the ocean, and now I know what it is all about. No, I didn’t get into the water, but I walked pre…
Gary Wallpe, a 1966 graduate of Greensburg High School, has retired. Now, he says, “I’m wondering how I had time to work all those years!” Don’t you love it when someone you know is rewarded for something good they’ve done?
Over the past several months, I’ve written about Bernie Sanders and the dangers of his version of socialism. Bernie is now out of the race for the Democratic nomination for president, but the dangers of socialism remain. A dear friend of mine sent me an email today that highlights those dang…
During the last several months, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I have spent some quality time together. I’m assuming this is quality time, but I will have to get second opinion evidence about that.
Today’s racial turmoil, which was detonated by a Minneapolis instance of lethal police behavior toward an African American, is more serious than any since 1992. Then, after the verdict exonerating the police who beat an African American, Rodney King, six days of rioting engulfed a swath of L…
On Memorial Day a few weeks ago, I just happened to be reading a book about one of the turning points of the American Civil War, but arguably, one of the turning points in the history of the world. The book is something of a classic. It’s titled “Pickett’s Charge” by George R. Stewart. I was…
I salute the unexpected bravery of the IURC (Indiana Utilities Regulatory Commission). Knowing the lobbying to come, on June 29 the IURC rejected a request made by a gaggle of Indiana electric utilities to charge customers for power not used because of the virus sequestration.
I only made one mistake last week, which is something of a record for me. I try limiting mistakes to one at a time, but not always in sequential order. I once tried to make my mistakes in a logical order, but it turned out to be a mistake.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Heaven lately. I wonder why some people live long lives and some leave this earth too soon. I’m just like everyone else; I try to find logic in every bad thing that happens. If I had been handed a document outlining my entire life when I was born, it would take…
In the early 1970s, singer, Andre Crouch recorded a song that became a hit in Christian music called Through It All. The verses to this song speak to the very soul of a person, as many songs do.
GREENSBURG – I’m back, and trying to get a column written . I had a lot of trouble with my computer and took it to the shop. They said it would be a week to get it fixed and I finally got it after almost two weeks! I guess I am dangerous on the computer; it had a lot of stuff in it that they…
GREENSBURG – I’ve been thinking about our Pledge of Allegiance quite a bit lately. With the Fourth of July coming up, Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day only a few weeks back, and Flag Day last month, it’s probably only natural.
FORT WAYNE – In 1936, Bob Wian sold his car and used the $350 as a down payment on a 10-stool diner in Glendale, Calif., which he turned into a hamburger joint called Bob’s Pantry.
I don’t know about y’all, but I am ready to crush some goals this year! Maybe you don’t feel so ready, and that’s okay. Maybe you’re ready, but you’re worried your high schooler isn’t.
Last week, the U.S. Commerce Department released Personal Income (PI) estimates for the first quarter of 2020. These were much anticipated numbers. They would be the first indication of how bad the Covid19 epidemic was for the U.S. economy.
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