Fun with Shrapnel

Parenting fail

When I was 6 years old, my mother put me on a TARC bus and sent me to school at Franklin Elementary. Let me repeat that: When I was 6, my mother gave me bus fare and sent me to school on the TARC.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Pet peeves

After a weeklong hiatus, the heat and humidity are back, heightening the likelihood of rage, recriminations and other repulsive reactions.

In Visible Ink

The tipping point

Legislation to increase the minimum wage in Louisville is about to take off full-steam ahead in the next several weeks.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The tainted Republican brand

In March of 1964, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. descended on the U.S. Capitol to hear Senate debates on a civil rights bill proposed by President John F. Kennedy the previous year.

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.