Monthly Archives: December 2012

Turkey, Tinsel, and Toy Trains

Even though we may only realize it in retrospect, children often display behavior very early in life that points to their destiny. In the early 1890s, 7-year-old Joshua Lionel Cowen whittled a miniature locomotive from a scrap of wood and attempted to fit it with a tiny engine — and … Read More

Gaia Works Offers Local Needy a Helping Hand

The Eastside Voice is partnering with Gaia Works, a non-denominational not-for-profit, to help make the season brighter for local families and children. We are collecting cash donations to help Gaia Works buy toys and clothing for children at Coburn Place, a safe haven for victims of domestic violence, and local … Read More

Trying to Make Sense of Chaos

“The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things: of ships and shoes and sealing wax and cabbages and kings.” — ­Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland The original title for these columns is “Ramblings,” and this one may seem like a rambling par excellence. To coin a … Read More

December 11

December 11 will be, for most, an ordinary Tuesday; work, school, library, coffee shop, lunch, perhaps shopping at the mall just two weeks before Christmas.  Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, odds are you’ll be doing it here in Indiana. That would please our Hoosier forefathers immensely … Read More