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At Home: 10 steps to the perfect sofa

At Home: 10 steps to the perfect sofa

I still remember my shock and dismay when I realized that sofas had to be bought. Somehow I thought sofas just happened. They always simply showed up in homes, hotels, and offices without explanation or fanfare, like feral kittens or bills.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: Fixin' to Sell

At Home: Fixin' to Sell

Maybe it’s because I was the youngest in my family. Maybe it’s because I’m five-foot-three and have a voice like snow white, but I lash out like a cornered rattlesnake when someone doesn’t take me seriously.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: If you can dress, you can decorate

At Home: If you can dress, you can decorate

I know, I know, to many of you the idea of decorating an empty room feels as horrifying as one of those dreams where you're suddenly in public naked. But I'm going to fix that.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: Turn Your Closet into a Boutique Just for You

At Home: Turn Your Closet into a Boutique Just for You

Quick: Which room in your house needs attention the most? Kitchen? Bathroom? Garage?

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: How to sell what where

At Home: How to sell what where

The author of "Garage Sale Millionaire" had come to Orlando to visit theme parks with his wife and 3-year-old son. I took it as a sign. Divine deliverance.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: Parents’ possessions put past in perspective

At Home: Parents’ possessions put past in perspective

Like my mother, the Roman God Janus — for whom January is named — had eyes in the back of his head. In fact, he had an entire face on the back of his head, so he could look backward and forward at once. This feature earned him the distinction of “god of doors.” He ruled comings and goings.

January 10, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: Resolving to repurpose

At Home: Resolving to repurpose

This time of year I always feel a little sick to my stomach, and not just because of those midnight romps at the dessert buffet with the bottomless glass of Prosecco. (Do they make a combo antacid headache tablet?)

January 03, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: A Look Back at Lessons Learned 2012, Part 2

At Home: A Look Back at Lessons Learned 2012, Part 2

A look back at the lessons the year served up reveals I once again had my share of jams, upheavals and awakenings. I faithfully reported these with what I hope some would call humor served with a dollop of advice on the side.

December 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: A Daniels White House bid would have been fun

DOUG ROSS: A Daniels White House bid would have been fun

Months ago, I was sure Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would run for president. The more he delayed his announcement, the less certain I became.

May 27, 2011 12:00 am

THURM FERREE: Can't we disagree with our state government?

So many times when people respond to my biweekly columns they accuse me of hating the people I write about. Let me assure you that is not the case.

May 26, 2011 12:00 am

Daniels' 2012 stock is on the rise

Even as the Indiana House Democrats' spring break has raised questions about Gov. Mitch Daniels' chances in the 2012 presidential race -- Daniels said resolving the state's problems could take too long to make a White House bid viable -- a new poll gives Daniels high marks.

March 10, 2011 5:10 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Is GOP ready for a castor oil candidacy?

BRIAN HOWEY: Is GOP ready for a castor oil candidacy?

Indiana's governor is famous for writing his own speeches and TV ads, and building intricate strategies and timelines to achieve significant goals. But this past week, even the most ardent Mitch Daniels supporters weren't sure what they were seeing.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am

Life's a Mitch for some Republicans

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is getting additional positive feedback since his speech last Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. You can watch that speech here.

February 17, 2011 10:08 pm
"Should Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels run for president in 2012?"

"Should Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels run for president in 2012?"

Region residents speak out on Gov. Mitch Daniels' presidential prospects.

February 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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You probably remember the waning days of the 2008 presidential race when supporters of the McCain-Palin ticket anointed "Joe the Plumber" as the voice of middle-class American reason. With the 2010 elections now behind us, maybe it's time to consider what we can learn from a shade-tree mecha…

November 20, 2010 12:00 am
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