Don McAllister: Mom had a thing for holidays
Marguerite McAllister was no hayseed. Her young photos showed that she could be quite glamorous. Still, at the core of things, she remained a country girl from Willow Hill, Ill.
Verna Davis: God is God, we are not — get used to it
If I were in charge of the world, I would make sure that creme-filled doughnuts would have no calories. Lettuce would never wilt and milk would never sour. Butter would always melt on your pancakes. And that's just to take care of things until supper.
November 8, 20131 Photo
'Big Joe' Clark: Plan for retirement detours
Creating an accurate budget is challenging and perhaps even as difficult as following one. In order to better understand your future, your chance of success, you need to know the numbers and be realistic in your assessment of the future.
Jim Bailey: An extended glimpse of the best nature has to offer
Hiking the Veterans Vista trail, touted as “moderate” terrain on park maps, not far from the cabins seemed like a good idea at the time. And indeed the stretch from the road to the picnic area near the ramp on Brookville Lake did more to exercise our lungs than our legs and feet.
November 6, 20131 Photo
Primus Mootry: Living and coping in a McDonaldization society
Last week I shared some thoughts on the challenges of coping in a changing world. I suppose the subject isn't a very exciting one. Most folk, I suspect, are too preoccupied with the routines of daily living to think much about the profound ways in which our society — the way we live, work, and play — is changing.
November 5, 2013
Emmett Dulaney: Madison County Economic Outlook 2014: Part I
As the year starts to wind down, it is time to take a look at the numbers for the county, attempt to put them in some perspective, and see what the near future might hold. There are so many datasets available that it is easy to get lost in what is meaningful and what is not.