Monthly Archives: January 2013


Bill sometimes finds that a column is too melancholy. (Poor Bill! When we run into people whom he hasn’t met they say, “No need to introduce Bill. We already know him from your columns!”) Mel Tormé, nicknamed “the velvet fog,” wrote “The Christmas Song” about chestnuts roasting on an open … Read More

Urban Chickens and Connecting the Dots

I’m one of those fortunate people who rarely goes to a doctor except for annual exams. Before I go, I make a list of anything I’ve noticed that’s unusual or could be symptomatic and I lay them all out and ask if they mean anything to him. So far, so … Read More

Is It Time for a Change?: Part 2

This is a reprint of an article originally published in 2011 Grandpa had gotten into the habit of calling different family members on a regular basis to inquire as to what day of the week it was. Never satisfied with the answer from the first person, he would ask to … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb.1-8

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, February 4, 1913:  The magnificent new St. Vincent’s Hospital opened formally yesterday.  It is an imposing red brick structure of five stories that fronts on Fall Creek Boulevard. The new hospital is a marvel for completeness and to the few visitors who were admitted yesterday, … Read More

Casserole Reception Feb. 8

INDIANAPOLIS — INvision’S photography exhibition, “Casserole: A Mixture of Photographic Thoughts” continues through Feb. 28 at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 University Ave. in Irvington.  This exhibition of fine art photography is a group exhibition, featuring color, and black and white photographs created by the members of INvision: Alliance … Read More