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Norman Knight: Committed to worrying — for no good reason

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We were under a lot of pressure. True, the pressure was self-imposed, but still, Becky and I were feeling anxious about the looming Trafalgar Country...

Rich Gotshall: Peak sandhill crane viewing window on horizon

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You hear the birds long before you see them. The rattling, clacking, honking call of the sandhill cranes is unmistakable. And at the right time...

A sweet argument no matter how you slice it

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Word has gotten out that I have cake pans. Word has also gotten out that being mildly unhinged, I occasionally agree to make wedding...

Leo Morris: A gymnast shows us the way

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Thank you, Simone Biles, for pulling me out of the funk I’d talked myself into over sports.On my best days I am ambivalent about...

A sweet argument no matter how you slice it

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Word has gotten out that I have cake pans. Word has also gotten out that being mildly unhinged, I occasionally agree to make wedding...

Katherine Roush: Libraries can meet needs in unexpected ways

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Last year, my coworker lost her ring while working in the yard. She and her children searched everywhere, but had no luck. Fortunately, the Greenwood...

Norman Knight: Giving blood: A testimonial

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Over time I have learned a rule of the Universe: one sure way to be happy and live successfully in this world is to...

Michael Hicks: What is ‘quality of place?’

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For more than a decade, a team of us at Ball State University argued that local economic and population growth was primarily caused by...

Morton Marcus: Education and the Hoosier holy land

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Some people say Hoosier education is a failure. That’s probably false. Others report Hoosiers are poorly educated. That’s true, if we measure education by degrees earned...

Immigrants chase the American Dream ‘In the Heights’

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Years before “Hamilton” debuted, it was a musical titled “In the Heights” that introduced the world to its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. It was his...