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Saturday, January 16, 2021
  • Timmons talks this, that, tuther . . .
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:00 AM
    Like most of you, I was astounded watching the images last Wednesday from Washington, D.C.
    Like most of you, I never thought I’d see that sort of thing in these United States of America.
    And then came the aftermath. The questions. The deaths. The ugly rearing of impeachment again. The finger pointing.
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  • Before we get too carried away . . .
    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:00 AM
    Did Donald Trump get cheated out of the election? I don’t know. I really don’t. And you don’t either.
    My friends, we live in a world where fiction festers into fact quicker than you can add a hashtag and re-tweet it.
    The media, of which I am one, is a big part of the problem.
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  • It’s over! It’s finally over!
    Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:00 AM
    Welcome to 2021, and even though I tend to lean toward the superstitious side, it’s got to be better than 2020. Right? I mean c’mon. Unless you are 102, you’ve never lived through a year like that one!
    Well, now that I’ve said it’s got to be better than 2020, I’m busy looking for a big piece of wood to knock on. 
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  • Hammer demands to know, what’s the point?
    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:00 AM
    The sweet vocals of Joni Mitchell were interrupted by John Hammer’s booming voice and hand slamming the thin veneer of my office door.
    (Note to self – don’t forget to pick up Depend for Men underwear.)
    “Timmons, this whole thing is ridiculous!”
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  • The Night Before Christmas? Hardly!
    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:00 AM
    Years ago, when I used to work in the toy department that we call sports, it was not uncommon for a coach having a bad season to say his favorite thing was it would soon be over.
    I guess we know how they felt now, huh.
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  • Congressman Baird one of the good guys
    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:00 AM
    All too often we hear what’s wrong with lawmakers. We don’t have to go too far to hear it either. Just turn on the TV, listen to the radio or read the newspaper.
    The negativity is everywhere.
    Of course some of it is pretty accurate. No matter which side you’re on, it seems there’re plenty of examples from the other side to stoke the fires of disapproval.
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  • Christmas display lights up eyes, ears, heart
    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:00 AM
    My wife and I have enjoyed driving around and seeing the different Christmas lights that people put up. Call it a return to a simpler time, or call it an excuse to get out of the house safely during a pandemic, but it’s been fun to turn on the Christmas music and see the twinkling lights.
    There’s a great house on 50 between Schenck and the Country Club. Another cool display just off Nucor Road. A neat one down West Main Street.
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  • Humor that could come from either side of the aisle
    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:00 AM
    OK, so half the country has lost its mind. Which half? Depends on what side of the fence you’re standing on. 
    Add to that the anger and frustration we’re seeing and things don’t look so good right now.
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  • Rambling thoughts on Thanksgiving
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:00 AM
    Tomorrow is the day some of us typically leave adulting behind for a bit. I say some because unlike me, many of you are mature. In addition, and much more importantly, a lot of good folks will be working tomorrow – including first responders who deserve far more than just our giving thanks!
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  • Christmas parade was tough call
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:00 AM
    Regular readers, all eight or nine of you, of these dribblings might recall that there are a few organizations I’m passionate about.
    United Funds and United Ways top the chart. I have had the honor of seeing first-hand in multiple communities across multiple states the tremendous good they do in a community. I’m a guy who doesn’t believe the answer to everything lies in government, so the idea that people come together to step up for people is near and dear to my heart.
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  • Wandering, wondering and whiling away time
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:00 AM
    Notes scribbled on the back of a Have Gun, Will Travel script . . . 
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    WE COULD NOT start this week’s babblings without borrowing a line from my buddy Honest Hoosier and offering a HUGE tip of the seed corn cap to all our military heroes! Happy Veterans Day!
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  • The king is dead, long live the king . . .
    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:00 AM
    The French got it right. The phrase the king is dead, long live the king came from our cousins with the funny berets and striped shirts. When Charles VI kicked the bucket and Charles VII got promoted, those sentimental fools quickly declared “Le roi est mort, vive le roi!” . . . the king is dead, long live the king (and thus proving that I can google with the best of ‘em).
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  • What happens after Tuesday? We pledge to find out
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:00 AM
    It’s a shame that today’s youngsters didn’t grow up with Red Skelton. The Indiana native made a huge name for himself on the silver screen as well as the Philcos in our living rooms.
    Red hailed from Vincennes, Ind. and, fittingly, the town today has a museum and a performing arts center named after him.
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  • Wandering thoughts on elections, paychecks and the Beav
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:00 AM
    Notes scribbled on the back of a Jerry Mathers autographed picture . . . 
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    NOT SURE WE’RE at the 11th hour of the elections yet, but here’re a few observations.
    For what it’s worth, the county council race is going to be an interesting one. From this political observer’s point of view, there’s not a bad choice in the bunch – depending on what your personal preferences are.
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  • There’s plenty of blame to go around . . . right?
    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:00 AM
    Anyone out there like the blues? My grandmother, God rest her Irish soul, loved the blues. From the time I was knee high to a grasshopper I remember her playing records on the Hi-Fi in the living room. She was a big Nina Simone fan and could sing My Baby Just Cares For Me as well as Nina. She liked Bessie Smith, loved Nat King Cole’s Ramblin’ Rose and on a rainy afternoon would play dozens of records. It was sweet sadness from a simpler time.
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