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More Family History

May 18, 2017
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It is important to know our roots, to understand how we became the people we are. After exploring my family history, I know why I turned out the way I did. Don’t blame me. It’s…

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Mr. Picarella goes to Washington

April 21, 2017
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Mr. Picarella is not a mister. He’s a 13-year-old kid. He’s my kid! My wife and I try to protect him from the world, but I promise, we don’t shelter him. We let him ride…

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Tiramisu and Russia’s Cat Tsar

January 17, 2017
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Italian Dessert TIRAMISU INGREDIENTS 6 lady fingers 6 egg yolks ⅔ cup sugar ½ teaspoon rum extract or 2 tablespoons rum or Marsala wine 1 pound marscapone* ½ cup room-temperature espresso 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa…

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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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History – As Told by Forgotten Newspaper Headlines

November 1, 2016
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The recent presidential election has resulted in some pretty shocking newspaper headlines – like when Scotland’s The Daily Record ran a cover story showing a photo of Donald Trump at his swank new Scottish golf…

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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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Codfish Cakes and Sex

August 17, 2016
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British Entree CODFISH CAKES INGREDIENTS 1 pound cod fillets 2 large potatoes ½ teaspoon salt 1½ tablespoons butter 1 small egg 1½ tablespoons minced onion 1 teaspoon parsley ⅛ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon tarragon 1…

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Primary Colors

May 18, 2016
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Approaching Indiana’s May primary, I found myself full of double negatives: That is to say, I flipped a coin to determine who I least wanted to vote against. Maybe that’s not technically a double negative,…

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A Flowery State Debate

April 29, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Ah, spring! That time of year when we give up complaining about one set of annoyances, in favor of complaining about another set of annoyances. It’s kind of like the…

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Dinner With the Donners

November 27, 2015
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I see there’s going to be a TV special about the Donner party … on Thanksgiving weekend. Ah, the irony … Then again, I suppose their horrible experience was one of America’s first Black Fridays.…

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