Against the natural order of things: for mothers who’ve lost their children too soon
I think of my late mother more frequently as Mother’s Day draws near. She held me as I took my first breath, and I held her hand when she took her last. It’s been 18 years now since she left this earth. I miss her a lot, but her passing was not unexpected. She was 84, in failing health and ready to take her place among the stars. Her death, though sad, was part of the natural order of things.
Ryan Trares: Just a couple of pool sharks
Sometimes, the hotel pool is calling your name.
Day and night: Griffin becomes champion for racial equity
During business hours, Frank J. Griffin spends much of his time creating programs that support social justice and racial equity through his job as a program director with the Cummins Foundation in Columbus.
Best-laid plans: when a vacation doesn’t turn out as you hoped
As my husband Mike and I headed out on Feb. 1 to begin a driving trip south, I stuck a virtual pencil behind my right ear … a reminder I wanted to write my next column about our vacation.
My pressing dilemma: Are ironing boards a thing of the past?
I have a dilemma that’s likely familiar to other Prime-Timers. At least to us ladies. What to do with my ironing board? It’s been gathering dust forever. I’ve probably only used it three times since moving in 2011. Is it time to donate it to Goodwill? Do second-hand stores even want such relics? It might be better suited for the Kroot Corporation’s scrap yard. But ironing and I have some history, and I’m having a hard time letting it go.
A lifetime of public service: Jackson retires after career encompassing the city and county
A woman who hoped to be Columbus’ mayor but instead served Columbus and Bartholomew County behind the scenes her entire life is stepping away from public service.
Tricia Gilson: Cataloging Irwin Block Building shows some of the architectural archives’ work
News of the fire that destroyed the 129-year old Irwin Block building reached me early on Sunday, December 4. Britt Brewer, Community Outreach Coordinator for Indiana University’s J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, texted me a photo. While the remains smoldered, I began to review what I knew about the building and its history. I was not alone.
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Ryan Trares: Improving the resolution
Anthony made a bold proclamation just hours after waking up on New Year’s Day.
Ryan Trares: Plight of a holiday birthday
The same question arises time after time.