Article Archives: Boomerang

The Christmas Letter

For the last 25 years or so, I have created that under-appreciated, dreaded Christmas letter! You know the one, all about the cat’s surgery, your root canal that went terribly wrong, and the vacation to some beach. I never meant to do this, but after my daughter went off to … Read More

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner when I was 15 years old. My mother had contracted hepatitis the January before and had such a bad case she was hospitalized twice that year, 6 weeks the first time and then 7 weeks in August. She was so weak she couldn’t get … Read More

The Traveler in the Dark Forest: A Spooky Fable for Halloween

Long, long ago in a land far away a man made ready for a long journey from his village to the great capital city on important family business. He received a warrant from his noble baron that gave him permission to travel and went to the village priest for a … Read More

Vice is Nice but President is Best

The fact that Indiana is considered the mother state of vice presidents has been discussed in this newspaper before. Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s campaign for the office has brought a great deal of attention to that office during this election cycle. But how many times has a vice president from … Read More

Neighborhood Groceries

After reading Steve Barnett’s article about Standard grocery, I thought I should tell you about the little neighborhood grocery in my old neighborhood near downtown. Working in that grocery was my first job the summer before I turned 16 (1965). My Dad happened to be the meat cutter there, so … Read More