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Dec 31, 2021

It was December 31, 1999, and the 32-year-old version of me found himself working the night shift. How did I let this happen to me on New Year’s Eve? I had largely been a 9 to 5 guy since going to work for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission almost five years earlier. But my young family made “partying”...

Dec 24, 2021

“I may be old, and I may be young, but I am not done changing,” sings John Mayer in 2017’s, “Changing.” Let’s pretend for a few minutes that this song is being sung by America.

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Dec 20, 2021

I had heard of bell hooks. I recognized her face in the photos I have seen the last few days but would not have been able to explain how or why. And that was all. The feminist author, poet and professor died of end-stage renal failure on December 15 in her home in Kentucky. She was only 69.

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Dec 14, 2021

Former Senator Bob Dole’s passing has been a real learning experience. Sure, I knew the basic facts about one of the political icons of his time, but I had no idea that he had a famous sense of humor. Hearing so many funny one-liners from the Kansas Republican and former presidential nominee has changed my view of...

Dec 7, 2021

What a year 2021 has turned out to be! I vividly remember feeling that last year was the worst year we have collectively experienced, but in many ways, this year just feels like Season 2 of the same horrifying series.

Objectively, most things are better than they were twelve months ago. But some of the weeds that had...