He Waits By the Phone . . . and Waits

Why do I bother? Every year around this time I sit by the phone waiting for the call, and other than the good folks from Diapers to Diplomas Daycare, it never comes. What call is that, you ask? The one from schools looking for graduation speakers. I mean, c’mon, these worn out Weejuns have a…

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Three Cheers for Sen. Mike Braun

While questioning Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra recently, Indiana Sen. Mike Braun said this: “I think the government shouldn’t be pushing kids toward irreversible sex change therapy. We’re moving into territory we’ve never been in as a government. These kids are having a hard time and we should be focusing more on mental…

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Primary Over, Time to Move Forward

Polls are closed. Voters have spoken. It’s time to get going. It’s been said before – many times – in this space that we’re so lucky here in this little corner of God’s green earth. Politically speaking, we don’t have the issues that our brothers and sisters in Washington, or even Indianapolis, have. For sure,…

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Addressing Nastiness in Society

My, my. We do tend to get testy as a society now, don’t we? I remember talking to then-sheriff Mark Casteel a couple of years ago. He was telling me about sitting in a line at a red light. One guy actually ran the light (a pretty gutsy move considering the obvious sheriff’s car) and…

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Moving Forward Apart or Together?

It just doesn’t feel like 54 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King, but this week marked that milestone. It was on April 4, 1968 that the civil rights leader was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. That single act of cowardice and violence by James Early Ray sparked…

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Transgender Question Still Up In Air

Less than a year ago I wrote about the controversy of transgendered people in sports. I got crucified over it, but what opinion doesn’t get you that with today’s cancel culture? To sum up, I pointed out the inherent unfairness of allowing male to compete against female. If you have followed the issue, then you…

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Timmons Back And Wandering Around

Notes scribbled on the back of an EKG printout . . . * * * TO PARAPHRASE the late Jerry Garcia, what a long and strange trip it’s been . . . although I’m relatively certain we’re talking two very different kind of trips. The short answer to the question so many of you have…

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Hammer Pays a Visit to the Missus . . .

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tim Timmons will be returning soon. He underwent quadruple bypass surgery and is on the mend. In his stead this week, his wife Linda reports on an unexpected visit from a very familiar face. As a publisher’s wife I’ve encountered many people with opinions about the news and newspapers, most of them very…

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Tiptoeing Through the Tulips . . .

Scattershooting while missing the wonderful work of Bob Collins . . . * * * FOR THE record, I’ve never been confused with Tiny Tim (Google him, millennials – Baby Boomers remember him . . . and probably wish they didn’t). My hair was never that long. I sang bass in the choir. And I…

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