Easter Candy

Easter Candy

     Easter candy is a great American tradition. A painted Easter egg is fun to hide, find, and even roll across the White House lawn. But biting into a hard-boiled egg doesn’t bring you the chocolate or marshmallow goodness of Easter treats. Billions and billions of pastel and chocolate confections will delight purists Sunday morning […]

Celebrating Presidential Birthdays

Celebrating Presidential Birthdays

We’ll celebrate the birthdays of two great American presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, on Monday. Feb. 20, though, is not the real birthday of either of them, and the holiday is commonly referred to as President’s Day. But what many people don’t know is that the legal name of the holiday is Washington’s Birthday, […]

Planned Obsolescence Meets Murphy's Law

Planned Obsolescence Meets Murphy’s Law

When our dryer suffered an internal illness on Saturday night, it represented the confluence of two laws of nature, planned obsolescence and Murphy’s law. The term planned obsolescence was coined in the 1950s by industrial designer Brooks Stevens. He defined it as “instilling in the buyer the desire to own something a little newer, a […]

Back-to-School Movies

Back-to-School Movies

As kids head back to campus, thoughts of chilly football stadiums, keggers, all-nighters and mid-terms fill the imagination. While the reality of the college experience for most people is likely more about studying and surviving than partying, we’ve collected five iconic movies that fulfill every stereotype about college life. Two of our featured flicks take […]

What Happened to Brokered Conventions?

What Happened to Brokered Conventions?

If you listen closely to news about the 2012 presidential election, you will note that some folks predict the Republicans will have a “brokered” convention in Tampa come August. A brokered convention is possible when an individual candidate doesn’t reach the magic number of delegates to win the nomination. Some even speculate that the current […]

Long-Lost Tape

Long-Lost Tape

For years I’ve bugged my husband for us to go to Vegas and be remarried by an Elvis impersonator. He always says, “We’re already married, and you just want to play the slots.” He’s mostly correct. However, I think a longterm marriage full of “in sickness and in health” and all that jazz deserves encouragement, […]

Spring Break Destinations

Spring Break Destinations

Whether planning your children’s spring break or a summer family vacation, why not avoid all the usual places and try something different? To get you thinking outside the box this year, we’ve lined up five family-friendly destination suggestions all within our own great country. How about the place poet Walt Whitman referred to as the […]

Graduate's Accomplishments

Graduate’s Accomplishments

On a recent warm and windy Sunday afternoon, more than 60 friends and relatives of Kristopher Kroeger celebrated with him under a large tent at his parent’s rural Warrick County home. Monday evening May 21 Kristopher completed his high school career with the class of 2012 from Boonville. Kristopher’s mother Amy and I met at […]