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  • How to make a good apology "Don't ruin a good apology with an excuse." -- Benjamin Franklin In a world where leaders from politicians to preachers caught in scandal let themselves off the hook with an apology/excuse, teaching children how to rightly apologize can be an uphill

    April 2, 2014

  • Spring Break: Choose your own adventure With Spring Break happening as you read this, you might just be feeling a little bored, cooped up, and -- let's be honest -- jealous of those who are sitting on a beach right now (me, too.) But that is no reason to sit around and do the same old, sa

    April 2, 2014

  • The men in green are back In spite of the recent snow and cold weather, spring meekly popped her head in last week on a pleasant day. I took advantage of the sun and did some garden cleanup.

    March 26, 2014

  • Will beer, wine at state fair be win-win-win? During the most recent legislative session, lawmakers removed a 67-year ban on alcohol sales at the Indiana State Fair, and Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law; it will take effect July 1. I have mixed feelings about that; so I started digging into how it will work and asking other people how they feel about it. Turns out, some of my Facebook friends have the same questions and concerns.

    March 26, 2014

  • Use dormant seeding for spring lawn renovation If your lawn was looking a little weak with thin and/or had weedy patches last summer, and you didn’t improve it last fall, spring offers another opportunity.

    March 26, 2014

  • Framing community discussions is key Frames matter. Woods or metals? Classic or contemporary? Statement-making thick or barely-there minimalist? There are lots of choices when picking out a frame, not to mention choosing a mat and whether you want glare-free or regular glass. My wife and I face this decision now and again when we decide to frame something important — a new photo of our children or a piece of art we’ve found. There’s another lesson to be learned about framing. It’s a lesson about how conversations get framed, especially conversations about communities.

    March 26, 2014

  • Not all GOPs happy with Pence's plans In his years as a party activist, Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey raised money and votes for fellow Republican Mike Pence, a former congressman who now occupies the governor’s office.

    March 26, 2014

  • Adding 'pop'ular snack makes lunch 5-star One morning, as I struggled to pack yet another lunch, I realized I had nothing crunchy to send along with Youngest’s sandwich and fruit. Because I am not the kind of mother who gets up early enough or has any inclination to run to the grocery before breakfast, I thought up a plan, and I thought it up quick.

    March 26, 2014

  • If I only had the nerve For a variety of reasons, I have been thinking lately a lot about courage.

    March 19, 2014

  • Curbing the ‘tough on crime’ mentality Republican Sen. Brent Steele is the rock-ribbed, law-and-order chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, but he’s no ordinary conservative.

    March 19, 2014

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