Monthly Archives: August 2015

“South Pacific” at Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 10-time Tony Award-winning musical South Pacific is now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre through Oct. 4. While 2015 marks 70 years since the end of World War II, South Pacific continues to remain relevant. Revolutionary for its time (opening on Broadway just … Read More

What Can You Tell Me About My House?

Often visitors to the Bona Thompson Memorial Center will ask me, “What can you tell me about my house?” And I’ll answer, “What is your address? There may be a little information or a lot.” One of the best resources for information about a house is contained in the abstract … Read More

What’s So Special About Indianapolis?

o Jared Fogle “the Subway  Guy” and now internationally recognized pedophile has become  the latest Indy resident to achieve media notoriety. What is it about being born and bred in the center of the Hoosier State that seems to turn people into such a disappointment? When people talk about famous … Read More


The first human cases of West Nile virus were reported last week in Indiana’s Madison and Huntington counties. This isn’t unexpected at this time of year, and Indiana joins 44 other states reporting West Nile virus (WNV) in mosquitoes, birds, or humans. WNV was first isolated in 1937 from a … Read More

Three Jews Walked into A Shopping Center: A Memoir by Elizabeth Kraft Taylor

Of course, Elizabeth Kraft Taylor’s memoir, Three Jews Walked Into A Shopping Center. . . , tells about her life. She was born into difficult circumstances in Chicago which she overcame through hard work, perseverance and luck. That alone would be an interesting memoir. But Elizabeth Kraft Taylor’s life story … Read More