Columns

Dick Wolfsie: Doctoring my questionnaire

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Whenever I visit my doctor’s office, I have to fill out paperwork. But now, with Obamacare and the pandemic, things have gotten complicated. The staff...

David Carlson: We can do better

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When our older son was about six years old, we met with my side of the family for a pre-Christmas get-together. I remember that occasion...

Vacation alterations good for the soul

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For the second year in a row, our annual family fishing trip to Sandy Beach Lodge in Northwest Ontario was cancelled as Canada’s borders...

Mark Franke: A health checkup for patriotism

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Having passed three patriotic observances — Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day — provides an opportune moment to reflect on the status of...

Bezos’ launch into space triggers rocket envy

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I was exploring summer travel plans when Bezos announced his summer travel plan to rocket into space. Somehow it took the wind out of...

Leo Morris: Indiana: Independent in its way

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Once again, the internet comes through with another silly list that is fun to argue about precisely because it is pointless to do so. Indiana,...

Michael Hicks: The ideals of Independence Day

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Independence Day weekend is a good time for reflection. The style of that rumination needn’t be tedious; after all, hamburgers, beer and s’mores beckon....

Norman Knight: What’s happening to our old oak tree?

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“What is going on with the oak trees?” I wondered to Becky. “I’m not sure,” she said, “but something is clearly wrong.” From our vantage point...

Moth Meuser: Step outside yourself and into the library

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Do you ever have a question about someone but you don’t know them well enough to ask? Have you ever started to explain a sensitive...

Morton Marcus: Reinvigorating Indiana

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My homily last week may have disturbed some loyal Hoosiers. Here was a foreigner, one who did not attend an Indiana high school, challenging a...