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.
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.
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.
Quick: Which room in your house needs attention the most? Kitchen? Bathroom? Garage?
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.
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.
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?)
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.
Months ago, I was sure Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would run for president. The more he delayed his announcement, the less certain I became.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Region residents speak out on Gov. Mitch Daniels' presidential prospects.
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