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Are you familiar with the background of the famous historical Battle of New Orleans? The battle, fought Jan. 8, 1815, ended a five-month British campaign in the Gulf region. It was the war’s largest and bloodiest confrontation, and the final military conflict between Great Britain and the Un…

To some, the most wonderful time of year has arrived. It’s PSL season when regular coffee turns into Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I do love pumpkin pie and I’m a huge fan of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger, but not in my coffee. Still, I love the homey smell of a hot PSL.

Last week we breezed through the migration of people into Indiana between 2015 and 2019. This week we speed up the process and look at the outmigration from Indiana with the resulting net-and-gross migration figures.

This week, Indiana lawmakers will very likely approve legislative maps for Congress and those for the Indiana House and Senate. Critics say the maps were not drawn to create competitive races, but instead, the districts were gerrymandered for Republicans to keep their overwhelming majorities…

On Wednesday, Southern Indiana officially entered the autumn season. I also discovered that the White Water Valley Railroad in Connersville offers a scenic Fall Foliage Flyer Train Ride every Thursday and Friday in October.

Almost daily a solicitation arrives in my mailbox trying to entice me into buying a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. Open enrollment is approaching October 15. Advise, an outfit that claims they are health Plan Medicare experts, wants me to “get the most from Medicare.” Another outfit, eHealth …

Both my parents and grandparents used to use the idiom “Practice what you preach” when they were emphasizing the nature of our actions. Treat others the way you tell others to treat you. It is important that your behavior matches your beliefs.

In the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it seemed like most everyone eagerly awaited the development and approval of a vaccine that would end the nightmare.

University administrators have been anticipating that the number of students going back to college this fall would increase significantly over last year.

An interesting article came across the news feed this past week carrying a story from the San Luis Obispo Tribune serving the people near Grover Beach, California. The article contains some implications and applications for us as well.

As I reflect on the 20th anniversary of the attack on September 11th and the 3,000 men and women who died that day, I can’t help but think of the range of emotions Americans across the nation and political spectrum have been through over the last 20 years.

Pick a side. Politics and society have forced us into that position, haven’t they? You are either left or right, red or blue, Biden or Trump. Everything seems divided. Fifty years ago we were concerned about the gray areas of life, today it seems the grays have just about evaporated.

MICHIGAN CITY – As we head into a weekend commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, ponder this question: Did Osama bin Laden win?

“‘ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SOULS LOST,’ SAYS LATEST WIRELESS FROM THE OLYMPIC”- Headline from The Washington Post- April 16, 1912, reporting on the sinking of the Titanic.

I have been in the educational world for a long time. My professional years number 44, and, if you count the years as a student, tack on another 20. I have seen many styles of teaching and many paths to learning.

Over the last several weeks, we have spent some time considering the themes found in Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus. The apostle Paul shares reasoned arguments in all of his letters as a studied Greek scholar.

MICHIGAN CITY – The people don’t always get it right. From slavery, to the right of women and minorities to vote, from the way we’ve treated our mentally ill, to Jim Crow laws and school segregation, it took “leaders” to cut through prevailing opinion, gossip and innuendo, and forge evolving…

Surely you remember the 40 Assets. At least you remember reading about them off and on for years and at the bottom of most columns is a tag sharing how to get more information about them.

It’s been over a year since the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released its fourth strategic plan, Reaching Higher in a State of Change. At the time, we truly did not anticipate how applicable the title would be as the COVID-19 pandemic made lasting impacts on Indiana’s economy and …

The email was both startling and frightening. A security hack compromised the information on numerous accounts. Fraudulent charges may occur on the account during the coming months. Close scrutiny and reconciliation are needed to ensure data integrity.

In 2008, Christianity Today writer Mark Galli wrote about a man who, at age 61, got laid off from his job. The man posted on the now-defunct social media site The Experience Project: “I have never, ever been laid off or fired from a job. I am livid! Not to mention, frightened.”

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