Life and other deep subjects . . .

Scattershooting about the meaning of life . . . and other deep subjects (like, why do hot dogs taste better with coney sauce . . . and why are some coney sauces sweet while others are not) . . . * * * WHETHER WE are talking about our paper in Crawfordsville or The Times…

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Timmons missing in action

Tim Timmons is missing in action this week, but he must be hiding somewhere warm and out of this chilly weather because we can’t find him or his column anywhere. Hopefully, we’ll find him wandering around and will have his column back and ready for next week.

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This, that and pondering ‘tuthers . . .

Just scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Alfred E. Neuman . . . * * * WOW, IT’S amazing how life changing a . . . life-changing event is (careful, no one ever accused me of being the smartest guy in the room). For those who don’t follow these weekly ramblings, I had a heart…

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We’re responsible for our actions . . . really

The following is a true story. Really. No one can make this stuff up. On Dec. 15, I was working on a column about New Year’s resolutions and wrote the following: We are responsible for ourselves – if I keel over from a heart attack the fault doesn’t lie with McDonald’s because they make quarter…

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From Tim . . .

To all our wonderful customers, By now you are used to your favorite Montgomery County daily doing things a little bit differently. It’s been a long (and short) 17 years since the little company that could was founded. Of course we never would have survived any of those 17 years if not for you. For…

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Twas a few days before Christmas . . .

Years ago . . . OK, decades . . . I penned a parody of Clement Clarke Moore’s outstanding work, The Night Before Christmas. I was a young sports writer and had some fun with the three basketball coaches in Montgomery County at that time, Ron Henricks, Dwayne Rater and Mike Sorrell. Every few years…

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An unexpected Christmas call . . .

I love Christmas! From early, early memories more than 60 years ago of watching for Santa, to the year I found car keys in my sock (and a payment book), to early years of marriage and walks in the snow, to a few years later and seeing our girls fly down the stairs on Christmas…

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Stand up, salute, or whatever you want . . . but do something

I remember when I was in high school, the English department added a few different courses my senior year – one of which was philosophy. I liked pondering the big questions – like Bill Cosby’s query, why is there air – so I signed up. That led to some great arguments at home. You know,…

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Hammer on victims

Boy, this time of year sure can be tough on some of us. I feel like I’m always too hot because I bundled up too much or too cold because I didn’t. And then when the furnace in the office kicks on with the intensity of a noon-day sun, well, I was glad the place…

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Focusing on the negatives? Really?

By Tim Timmons Tomorrow is the day we set aside to offer thanks. In a world where way too many of us focus on the negatives, perhaps we might keep a few things in mind? According to our government, 16,673 of our friends and neighbors have died from this pandemic. The population of Crawfordsville is…

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