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Making the Holidays More Holiday-ish

December 15, 2016
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I always feel a little disjointed when the holidays arrive. I’ve never ready for Thanksgiving, which is followed within hours by Christmas, and minutes after that by New Year’s Eve, followed immediately by several months…

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Hoosier influence in the election of ’16 … 1916

November 24, 2016
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I’ve been so busy that I completely forgot this column, which I wrote in October. But considering it mentions the election, maybe a little time was just as well.   SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK It’s…

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The Cubs Goat Gets Its Goat Got

October 27, 2016
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In 1906, the Chicago Cubs won 116 games, a Major League baseball record. They lost the World Series to the Chicago White Sox but then won the next two, becoming the first team to appear…

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There’s No Cure for Chicago Driving

October 15, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK I thought I’d seen bad traffic. I thought I’d seen crazy drivers. Then I went to Chicago. I’m a small town boy. When I was younger, my idea of heavy traffic…

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Don’t Wait: Check the Date

October 11, 2016
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In my three (or so) decades in the emergency services, I never heard anyone complain that their smoke detectors worked properly. Well, okay, once—but that guy was an arsonist. Fire Prevention Week this year is…

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Holy Hole, Batman

October 9, 2016
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The short version is, a sinkhole opened up in my back yard. More disturbing, it was only a few feet from the side of my house. Not to worry, though—it was just a small sinkhole.…

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Do These Pictures Bug You?

October 5, 2016
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I miss summer already, and it’s still mostly summer out. Still, there’s one thing good thing about cold weather—no bugs. I’d rather have insects than winter (spiders aren’t technically insects), but yeah, they do bug…

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Star Trek at Fifty

September 10, 2016
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One of my earliest memories was watching the Apollo Moon missions on TV. One of my other earliest memories was hiding behind my mother from a frightening image on TV: a giant, alien, disembodied head.…

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Could we at least finish summer, first?

September 8, 2016
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September Sixth is the day I first saw Christmas items on the shelf of a local store. September Sixth. Well over a quarter of a year before Christmas. And yes, I have now been banned…

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Rice Dogs Finish Last

August 18, 2016
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We’ve been having problems with Bae getting into stuff on the kitchen counters when we’re gone. (Where does an 85 pound dog go? Anywhere above about five feet.) That’s why, for instance, the bread is…

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