I remember the searing look of anger on my Dad's face -- the absolute shame of being caught fresh in flight from the scene of a juvenile act.
I'm truly a national park junky and frequently haul my family along for the ride, perhaps sometimes as hostages.
Full disclosure: I now may have to admit a conflict of interest. And I've never been so excited before to admit I may have been wrong.
Sometimes folks with the biggest hearts lack comparably sized pocketbooks.
Some of us spend the late days of summer mourning the impending passing of another warm season. The parents among us also look ahead with hopes of a successful school year for our children.
If a Times reporter collected a local government paycheck on the side, would that hamper your trust in the journalist's ability to fairly cover local government news?
Lake County Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Jeff Langbehn said in the past the briefcase purchased for an employee's graduation gift was similar to the one he bought his own son. Really? He bought his son a designer handbag?
Back-to-school time in Northwest Indiana is a prime opportunity for reflection on that good old-fashioned grit which so thoroughly characterizes our region and the people who built it.
Amid greasy food, stomach-churning rides and wafting livestock smells came a question I've never before faced.
Oh baby, baby, it's a wild world.
Nine chiefs of police in eight years. It's not exactly a mark of stability.
God might give us only what we can handle, but that doesn't mean the Lake County justice system should up the ante.
Lake County's Range Line Road bridge is a throwback in every sense of the word.
How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?
Most of us know of the "scared straight" programs. You know, where troubled youths visit with locked-up convicts, witness morgue autopsies or experience the fallout of any number of tragedies induced by lives of crime.
Tragedy is immense when the strong and brave fall within our communities.
Storybook endings aren't always the things of, well, storybooks. Sometimes they're real and right in our neighborhood sandlots.
Coaching youth baseball isn't exactly rocket science. It won't cure cancer either.
They're important physical connections reaching across time and reminding us of our own potential impact on history.
Gratitude has no expiration date.
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