Summary of My Discontent

The good-morning game

It’s been heartening to see the dramatic increase in bike riders and the enhancements to bike infrastructure in Louisville over the past decade.

Fun with Shrapnel

Small town gay bar

The first Southern Indiana gay bar recently opened in New Albany. For many, it is a celebration.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Alessi’s grand finale

Ryan Alessi, like other class acts, is leaving at the top of his game.

In Visible Ink

The mayor’s minimum

While attending the U.S.

Summary of My Discontent

Clean energy high fives

A couple of weeks ago, when I read yet another story about the decline of coal, I found myself pumping my fist in the air.

Fun with Shrapnel


With the recent Father’s Day, the loss of my dad comes into focus again. My dad died in November of 2000.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Bingham blessings trump curses

For the first time in nearly a century, the mansion high atop Glenview is for sale.

In Visible Ink

Power of pop culture

I’ve devoted most of my columns to musings about social and political issues, but as anyone who knows me well can tell you, my most favorite thing to write and talk about is popular culture.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The necessity of black studies

Recent allegations by former North Carolina-Chapel Hill basketball player Rashad McCants have refueled perennial debates about university athletic department practices, exploitation of college athl

Summary of My Discontent

A promise to Magdalena

The obituary, yellow and brittle, had a line that landed like a sock to the solar plexus: “Besides his wife and children, his aged mother, Mrs.