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  • Some things you never outgrow Last week while browsing the toy aisle with Youngest, we came across a Barbie that made me cringe and my daughter exclaim, “Oh, cool!” It wasn’t the doll that was the source of our reactions, but the defecating dog that accompanied her in the box. This dog came complete with brown plastic doodles to scoop up and place in the plastic baggie. The difference between my reaction and that of my daughter got me to thinking about things I loved as a kid that I no longer like.

    February 26, 2014

  • Snowed in with nature Seems the groundhog was right; more winter bearing down. Grass has been MIA for quite a while. Even snow folks are beginning to complain about the cold.

    February 26, 2014

  • Severe winter can have positives The past decade or so has given us a series of mild winters. Until Jan. 3 of this year, the last time temperatures were below zero, as reported in Indianapolis, was Feb. 10, 2011. From Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, lows for six of seven nights were in the single digits or below zero, with a low of minus 15 on Jan. 6. From Jan. 21 through Jan. 29, nine consecutive lows were in the single digits or below, and the same happened for nine of 10 days from Feb. 6 to Feb. 15.

    February 26, 2014

  • Zoeller sees his job as playing defense Supporters of same-sex marriage hailed Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring when he announced that he wouldn’t defend his state’s prohibition against gay marriage. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller calls Herring’s decision a “dereliction of duty.” Zoeller prefers another model — that of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.|INDIANAPOLIS -- Supporters of same-sex marriage hailed Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring when he announced that he wouldn't defend his state's prohibition against gay marriage. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller calls Herring's decision a "de

    February 26, 2014

  • Car rides can be educational; use time wisely Car rides — the perfect time to tune into the latest news on the radio or catch up on needed phone calls. Yet, the isolation from usual daily distractions also makes a car ride a golden opportunity for parenting.

    February 19, 2014

  • Detox and cleanse basics spelled out Do a little research on how to lose fat and/or improve your health, and you will quickly come across the words “detox” and “cleanse.” In this same search, you will find many products and practices with varying ingredients and costs associated with them. With all of this, you may find yourself having more questions after your research than before you started; so allow me to take you through a brief "Detox and Cleanse 101."

    February 19, 2014

  • What happened to gender-neutral toys? I have been thinking about toys lately, specifically about boy toys and girl toys.

    February 19, 2014

  • A time to weep and a time to laugh I knew it was bound to happen someday in the not-too-distant future; it finally came to pass that I had to lay my beloved Toyota Rav4 to rest.

    February 19, 2014

  • Calling all Jellicle cats Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” just opened at Beef & Boards. With a cast of 22, it fills the theater with feline goodness.

    February 12, 2014

  • Biz tax cut could harm local government INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence has spent months pushing the idea of repealing the tax on business equipment that provides $1 billion per year to schools, libraries and local governments. He's yet to come up with a plan to replace those lost tax dolla

    February 12, 2014

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