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Poverty's spread

The Journal Gazette reported that poverty rates have climbed in Indiana since 2000. Are you and your family feeling the pinch?

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A soggy Halloween

So of course it's pouring down rain on Halloween: I actually got creative and MADE my children's Halloween costumes this year, largely out of paper and cardboard.

Brain squeeze

The headache came on quietly. No sudden pain that would make you think you were having a stroke. No, this one sneaked in behind my eyes while I was out working on a story.

Malala a hero for today

I can't think of another person who is more qualified than Malala Yousafzai to win the Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced on Friday.

The clown and I

I have a love-hate relationship with a clown.

Freckles are a road map of life

I've always had freckles. Ever since the sun first hit my baby face, I've had a smattering of freckles across my nose and cheeks.

You say tomato, I say to-mah-to

Somehow, in the past two weeks, my vegetable garden exploded. Its sole produce? Tomatoes. Have I mentioned that I'm allergic to raw tomatoes?

Zoo Brew and the moon

It was Date Night last Friday.

School supply mania

OK, so the kids go back to school on Monday, and I STILL haven't bought their school supplies. (I'm in denial about their "textbook fees," too— what are my taxes for anyway???)

A day of reckoning

My friends, I have failed you. I failed myself too.

No bacon for you!

My now 11-year-old daughter spent a week at Salomon Farm Park camp as a "farmer in training" recently, where she fell in love with the two pigs being raised on the farm — so in love with them that