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Be a clown

Posted on Aug 02, 2018 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling Looking back, I’ve done some pretty interesting things so far in my life. I’ve judged a cooking competition and a scholarship pageant. Not only have I flown the friendly transcontinental skies in a 747, I’ve been sky high in a hot air balloon. I’ve buzzed around the Charlotte Motor Speedway in a… Continue reading.

Songs of summer

Posted on Jul 02, 2018 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling Summertime and the songs heard endlessly on the radio then go together like burgers on a barbecue grill. The right catchy melody can put you in a summer vacation mood even in the dead of winter. For me, the early 1970s oldie “I Saw the Light” conjures up a lazy summer vibe… Continue reading.

Garfield hits 40

Posted on Jun 02, 2018 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling It’s fitting that in this issue — which celebrates the Best of Indiana — I acknowledge the 40th birthday of a true Hoosier icon: Garfield the Cat. The original “grumpy cat,” who loves lasagna and lounging around as much as he loves terrorizing Odie the dog, was created by Indiana’s own Jim… Continue reading.

My checkered past

Posted on May 02, 2018 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling In less than 30 days, 33 drivers in 33 cars will be attempting 200 laps on a 2.5 mile track in the hopes of winning the 102nd Indianapolis 500.  Those familiar with this uniquely Hoosier tradition know that the Indy 500 is so much more than a one-day sporting event. The drivers… Continue reading.

Real superheroes

Posted on Apr 02, 2018 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling I never tire of playing dress up. And donning duds to help me empathize with electric industry superheroes? Now that was fun! I imagined myself to be a real-life Wonder Woman after slipping on my hero gear: a lineworker’s hard hat, safety glasses and rubber gloves. But, proving clothes don’t make the… Continue reading.

Read on!

Posted on Mar 02, 2018 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling A couple of months ago, I shared that I enjoy curling up with a good book when the weather outside is frightful. This winter, those frightful conditions were quite common so I’ve been able to make quite a dent in my “to be read” pile. Several of you wrote to offer recommendations… Continue reading.

The urge to purge

Posted on Feb 02, 2018 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling It’s amazing what you can accumulate when you’ve spent a career in one building for one employer. Although during my work day I’m usually buried under piles of files and paper, and lists of things left to do, I must admit I didn’t realize what I had stored in my office and… Continue reading.

A real page-turner

Posted on Jan 02, 2018 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling This bookworm wants to hibernate with a good read. Though we’re focusing on winter activities in this issue, I must admit: if I had my druthers, I’d hibernate for the next three months, only to emerge when I’d be assured springtime weather had really returned. I don’t like walking in a winter… Continue reading.

Spirit of the season

Posted on Dec 01, 2017 in From the Editor

It’s the beginning of December. Have you decked your halls yet?  My husband and I begin decorating for the holiday the day after Thanksgiving. I admit, I go a bit crazy with the decorations. Each November, I put up trees throughout the house — including the bathroom! Last year, I decided to cut back a… Continue reading.

A basket full of love & care

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling With the preponderance of pink surrounding us this month, there’s no doubt that it’s October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Most everyone has been affected by cancer — either they have battled the disease or have family members or friends who have battled the disease. On this month’s Reader Submissions page, we salute… Continue reading.

They’re simply the best

Posted on Sep 02, 2017 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling There’s an old quote: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best.” Most of us aspire to be the best we can be. We like being the best, experiencing the best and applauding the best. This month’s issue showcases Indiana’s best as voted… Continue reading.

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