Category: Hoosier Love

Beyond Country: Your Local Primitive Woodworker

When I walked into Beyond Country (tucked into a cozy back corner of High Hats Antique Mall in Cambridge City, Indiana), the primitive woodworking garnered my immediate attention. The walls and shelves are covered in beautiful, rustic wood pieces. This time of year, most are seasonal: signs with Red trucks,

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The Wonderful Work of Birth to Five

“Is he supposed to sound like that?” “Look at him roll to his stomach!! So fast. Is that genius?” “He’s PLAYING with his POOP.” “It’s applesauce. I was getting the laundry.” “WHAT DO I DO?” “They love this game!” “Have you seen my shoes?” “Omg, what a good idea.” “Thanks

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Wayne County Foundation Challenge Match Initiative 2019

We live in a special community that always has something exciting to do. There are weekend festivals and musical performances! Don’t forget all the activities for our kids, including (multiple) museums and libraries! We truly have it all in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana. Many of these events, resources, and

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How to Deal with Trolls on Social Media

I was generously invited by Richmond Social Media to sit on a panel about how to deal with trolls on social media at The Innovation Center. In Troll Hunters: How to Survive Social Media When a Troll Strikes, I discussed my strategy to combat (or not) online trolls. For funsies, each

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Richmond Rose Festival Parade

Shut up About the Rose Festival

I know the title is harsh, I’m sorry. It was only to get your attention. The kids call it clickbait. Now that you’re here, let’s chat. I, unfortunately, have never experienced the pageantry (no snark, it truly sounded majestic) that was the Richmond Area Rose Festival. I’ve lived in Richmond, Indiana

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2016 Chrysler Town Country with Wheelchair ramp

Get This Man a Van: A Conversation with Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is 45; he loves Stephan King and working on cars. Durham is a Facebook friend of mine (and seemingly everyone else around here). He grew up in Richmond and currently lives in Ohio. A hardworking man with an independent nature, Christopher has lived on his own since he

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The Ish Mom Fall Bucket List

Back-to-school season always heralded fall to me. Logically, I know we have until the third week of September. But the kid in me insists that the fun part of summer concludes mid-August. Might as well throw away the whole season and grab a cardigan and get started on my fall bucket

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