Monthly Archives: February 2013

More snow and ice on the way

Here in Indiana, basketball is our national pastime. Even before Dennis Hopper’s character in “Hoosiers” said, “I know all there is to know about the greatest game ever invented,” we Hoosiers (by birth), pay close attention to basketball. This week … Continue reading

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Marathon choice: Nov. 2, Indianapolis

I have made my choice for the marathon I plan to enter and train for — The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on Nov. 2. I have about eight months to train. This would be my first marathon. I plan to follow … Continue reading

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Windy wind wind

When my son was really little and when we’d go out on a windy day, he’d mention the windy wind wind.  The last several days here in Northeast Indiana have been really windy. The windy wind wind. It’s enough to … Continue reading

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Lent begins

Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a time on the Church calendar designed for repentance as Easter approaches. Lent disciplines include fasting, prayer and alms giving (giving to charity). In addition, Catholics are expected to abstain from … Continue reading

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Writing exercises

My son loves brackets. He’ll create a bracket for things alike and unalike. On Monday, he came up with a bracket on things very unalike: breakfast cereal, stinky skunk, Chevy Bel Air, Girl Scout cookies. What we do is he’ll … Continue reading

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Beautiful February day

I know some people find that idea that there could be a beautiful February day as an oxymoron — two things that are mutually exclusive, like military intelligence (I served four years in Uncle Sam’s Army). Thursday was a beautiful … Continue reading

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Super Bowl excitement

Sunday in New Orleans, the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. The power went out in the stadium and the game was delayed 30 minutes or so. Enough about the Super Bowl. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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