Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cold Foes

Although we had a brief respite, we should be back to near-zero low temperatures by the time you read this.  Winter presents some unique health hazards – CO and frostbite! CO is carbon monoxide (not to be confused with carbon dioxide, CO2). CO is the product of combustion. Combustion can … Read More

When the Oscar Sings

What do the songs “Let the River Run,” “Things Have Changed,” “ It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp,” “Last Dance,” “It Might as Well be Spring, and “It Goes Like It Goes” all have in common? Well, friends and neighbors, they all won an Oscar for the Best Song … Read More

This And That

The NFL Combine As I am writing this, the NFL is conducting it’s annual Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. This is the yearly event held in Indianapolis that allows those entities who are concerned with the acquisition of talent for the various professional football clubs to gather together to … Read More

The Collector

When I was young, there was a man who regularly visited my mother’s house. I remember hearing his labored ascent of the steps to our door. He was a large man, who overtaxed the sofa my mother was buying on credit. I don’t know how long my mother had an … Read More

Applause!: Feb. 28-March 7

• The tragic loss of life on Feb. 22 and 23 of the Guerra family on the east side was the single largest loss of life because of a fire in Indianapolis Fire Department’s history. The family, Lionel “Leo” Guerra, his wife, Brandy Mae, their 11-year-old son, Esteban, and 8-year-old … Read More