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Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:28 AM
By now, just about everyone has shared their thoughts on the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.
Well, now it’s my turn.
As you are undoubtedly aware, Williams committed suicide Monday at his home in Northern California. He was 63.
There is little I can say about the circumstances of the actor’s death that hasn’t been covered by writers who are much more graceful and talented than me. Simply put, Robin Williams had demons.
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:28 AM
    By now, just about everyone has shared their thoughts on the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.
    Well, now it’s my turn.
    As you are undoubtedly aware, Williams committed suicide Monday at his home in Northern California. He was 63.
    There is little I can say about the circumstances of the actor’s death that hasn’t been covered by writers who are much more graceful and talented than me. Simply put, Robin Williams had demons. 

  • Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Greenwood has some restaurants. You have to admit that. If we don’t have anything else, by God, we’ve got restaurants. 

  • Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 AM
    Almost a decade ago, several good friends and I made a plan. 
    A long-range plan. A really long-range plan. One that, if we stick to it, will end up taking us 30 years to complete. 

  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Her obituary said she was a seamstress. To us, she was more like family.
    Last Monday, a dear friend passed on. Her name was Aurea “Caridad” Capdevila. In our family, we called her Mima. 

  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Unpacking boxes is an incredibly tedious task.
    My family and I recently moved, and the process of preparing for the move, moving and then unpacking all of our stuff has been interesting, to say the least. 

  • Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s amazing how much difference 10 months can make, especially for a kid.
    My 5-year-old daughter, Charley, grew an inch or two in the last 10 months 

  • Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:41 AM
    We love a festival, don’t we?
    It’s one of the things that makes the Lakelands special. We don’t have everything here in our little corner of the world. This isn’t a metropolitan area, in any sense of the word.
    But, we do like to party. 

  • Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:32 AM
    Remember when going to the movies was special? I do.
    Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love going out to the movies. In fact, it’s just about my favorite thing to do. 

  • Sunday, June 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Well, it looks like the cat is out of the bag. The car has left the garage. The horse is out of the barn. The Index-Journal sports staff has left the bar.
    Just kidding. Sports reporters never leave the bar. Well, they leave to cover games. Then they go back to the bar. 

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    As you are probably aware, today is Father’s Day. Many of you likely got a gift for your father, or at the very least got him a card.
    If you didn’t get him a card, well, Walgreen’s is open. But the selection is probably pretty picked over by now. All they’ll have left is Garfield cards in Spanish. That said, if your father is a Hispanic Garfield fan it might be your lucky day. 

  • Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:00 AM
    Exactly a week ago, I went to the Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center to do a story on Cancer Survivors Day, the hospital’s annual event designed to celebrate individuals and families who have battled the dreaded disease. 

  • Sunday, June 01, 2014 12:19 AM
    Simply put, $2 billion is a ton of money. An absurd amount of money.
    As I’m guessing you might have heard, $2 billion is what former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to pay to buy the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers from banned owner and documented racist Donald Sterling. 

  • Sunday, May 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    So, we had a yard sale Saturday. 

  • Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    This likely will not come as a shock to you, but I didn’t participate in the FFA when I was in high school. 

  • Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:26 AM
    Let me be the first on this Sunday morning to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms here in the Lakelands.
    Yes, today is a day we set aside to show appreciation and gratitude for our moms and all they have done for us.  And, make no mistake, they’ve done plenty.