Drew: To be or not to be mayor?

Drew: To be or not to be mayor?

At various times last year there were people suggesting that Drew Hastings should step down as mayor when he was under investigation for a variety of ...

February 6th, 2017 updated: February 6th, 2017. |  


Don’t ask me to clean up the mess

Don’t ask me to clean up the mess

I must have been feeling a little rebellious, and if you were to ask my parents they’d probably tell you that was my general state of mind durin...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


Wenstrup: Compassion, security, national identity

Wenstrup: Compassion, security, national identity

I’ll never forget two Iraqi citizens who I served alongside in Iraq.As I was serving as a combat surgeon, they were both working on behalf of th...

February 3rd, 2017 |  



‘Well, I am not your mother’

‘Well, I am not your mother’

“Pat, please pick up your socks,” my wife reminded me the other evening as I prepared for bed.“My mom always picked up my socks when...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Politics: Actors, ‘lies’ & candidates

Politics: Actors, ‘lies’ & candidates

A little of this and that today…Farewell, good luckAngela Shepherd, a reporter with us for nearly five years, is leaving to follow an opportunit...

January 30th, 2017 |  


I am turning the page

I am turning the page

As I am leaving The Times-Gazette this seems the time for some eloquence, some waxing poetic, some profound thoughts. I just want to be able to descri...

January 27th, 2017 |  


Overcome evil with good

Overcome evil with good

I was in a store waiting for service last Friday when I heard a thought-provoking exchange between an employee and another customer. The TV was tuned ...

January 26th, 2017 |  


Pat passes on piece of pie

Pat passes on piece of pie

Don Reid of the Statler Brothers recently wrote an article on Facebook about a game he and his family played at their Thanksgiving table this year. Do...

January 25th, 2017 |  


Trump and the war with media

Trump and the war with media

It’s still difficult to comprehend that Donald Trump is president of the United States of America.Yes, I’m happy about it. And it’s ...

January 23rd, 2017 updated: January 23rd, 2017. |  


Company of friends never grows old

Company of friends never grows old

Adventure on the high seas, a hand stuck inside a pop machine, seven-plus hours at the Indy 500 with tornadoes nearby, an attack of ground hornets whi...

January 20th, 2017 |