Fun with Shrapnel

Testing the waters

For the last three years, I have not been actively seeking a new full-time job. I worked enough to pay my bills and took the down time in my career to become a wife and a mother.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Heroin madness

The heroin epidemic got a little more personal Sunday with the news that it had claimed the life of Philip Seymour Hoffman at 46. We had mutual friends in the acting community.

Summary of My Discontent

Furniture Against Firearms

A gun-control organization is calling for the resignation of a state representative after her gun misfired in her Capitol Annex office.

In Visible Ink

Ending the silence

On the heels of celebrations recognizing Dr.

Fun with Shrapnel

Be brave

Living in New Albany is an odd experience for a Louisvillian. I, like so many from the 502, am wedded with a sick dedication to my city. Why Louisville? Because Louisville.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Medics, meds and monkeys

There are a few precious milestones I thought I might not live to see, but my soul is a little more rested now that a nurse practitioners’ bill is on a fast track for passage by the state leg

Summary of My Discontent

Death of a telephone

I recently conducted an experiment to see how long I could go without making a phone call. This was not a pursuit of pure science: Just before Christmas, my phone died.

Keeping Up with the Jones

On Strong and Petrino

The recent exit of University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and re-entry of prodigal son Bobby Petrino created understandable controversy. Reviews have certainly been mixed.

Fun with Shrapnel

Many a weary foot since ...

A new year … hmph.

Stop Calling Me Surly

The uncommonwealth address

While most men his age are enervated — retired or soon to slow down — Steve Beshear is invigorated.