Columns

Morton Marcus: Revisiting Hoosier regions

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On May 3, Gov. Eric Holcomb launched READI (the Regional Economic Acceleration + Development Initiative). It’s a $500,000 program for Indiana regions to attract and...

Dick Wolfsie: Water on my brain

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Have you ever listened to a Ted Talk, with informational short speeches on fascinating topics like “Why do we have hair in random places?”...

David Carlson: Passion is contagious

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As the Summer Olympics approach, I have memories of previous Olympics returning to mind. A recent charity appeal in the mail brought back one of...

Quiet thoughts while mowing

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The sense of accomplishment after it’s done. Being able to see the results of your labor. The smell of fresh-cut grass. Being outside in...

Lee Hamilton: Whatever you think of it, we’re global

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No matter how hard we try, we really can’t avoid one another. We live in a world where what takes place somewhere else on...

Leo Morris: The Zen of civic maintenance

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When I was in my late 20s – at an age when I knew Utopia was just around the corner if only we could...

When justice is served at the kitchen table

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We held a trial at the kitchen table before church on Sunday. Seven grands had spent the weekend — five girls and two boys. There...

Michael Hicks: Looking back at a century of Father’s Days

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It’s Father’s Day weekend, which caused me to think a bit about a century of change in the life of a typical American dad....

Morton Marcus: Thinking about Fathers and Families

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In 2019, Indiana had 140,000 households headed by women without a spouse, living with their children under age 18, according to the Census Bureau. Some...

David Carlson: The power of wonder

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For those of us growing up in the '50s, we were happy to hear the words “wonder drug.” Certainly, the Salk vaccine was labeled a...