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Changing the Channel…

My friend, James, and I went fishing while Janet and I were staying at the Greenbrier earlier this week. I always enjoy my time with James and during this trip, we fished on a private stream about 40 minutes away ...

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A Little Rant…

Yesterday wasn't one of my better days. Oh, I felt fine physically but I seemed to go from one problem to another without so much as some time to recover from the last fiasco. Admittedly, while none of these individual ...

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THE Hoosier Gym…

Cooper, one of our grandsons, is a typical twelve year old kid who, like almost all boys in Indiana, loves to play basketball. In fact, I think it is a prerequisite to live in this state. There are hoops on ...

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The Christmas Market…

This has been something of an anticpation filled week-end. Here in Carmel, we had the opening of the Christkindlemarkt including the ice skating rink that will be in operation until early March. The new market, technically in English the "Christ ...

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Ahead of the Curve…

Okay. I have turned into one of those people I said that I would never become. In fact, I am sitting here in our small hearth room in front of the fireplace and a cabinet full of Christmas decorations. In ...

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Milk, Eggs, Butter…

When I was growing up in Beverly, Mom used to shop at a locally owned grocery store, Belmont, where she could purchase all the food for the family each week -  including terrific meat! She knew the butchers and the ...

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Oldest Brother Syndrome…

As most of you know, I am the oldest of three brothers. Doug was born 21 months after I was and Ken came more than 5 years 9 months after that. I was always raised to take care of my ...

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Undependable Mother Nature!

It has been an odd fall. The year started out with rain and fast growth, followed by a very dry summer that didn't give us any rain for almost two months. Quite a difference from the way things usually are. Additionally, ...

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Painted Pumpkins…

Several years ago, I conducted a wedding south of us in the Indiana countryside. In fact, it was at a state park - McCormick's Creek State Park, to be exact. It was an outdoor wedding at one of the larger ...

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From Childhood…

This week-end we had an experience that we have been looking forward to for the last several months or so. I received a call from one of my closest childhood friends - we virtually grew up together - that he ...

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