Everyday Adventures: Facing the Mountain

I never planned to be a lifeguard in the Smokies, but that’s just how it worked out. My wife’s family used to own some old cabins on a river near the Great Smoky Mountains national park. One of the most entertaining parts of vacationing there was watching tubers go down the rapids just upstream.  There wasContinue reading “Everyday Adventures: Facing the Mountain”

Everyday Adventures: Who Needs the Beach?

Several years ago I had the chance to attend a work conference in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Rough, I know, but it was not my idea. I got recruited into going. However, once I was invited on the trip, I kept thinking about one thing: how soon I could get to the beach.  After all,Continue reading “Everyday Adventures: Who Needs the Beach?”

Everyday Adventures: Hole in None

I once fell down trying to hit a golf ball. I’m not proud of it, but it happened. I needed P.E. credits in college and figured golf was an easy way to get them.  I was wrong.  Sure, my golf teacher wouldn’t have me out doing push ups and running laps, but the mental anguish ofContinue reading “Everyday Adventures: Hole in None”

Health Heroes: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Infirmary Staff

The spirit of the Saint Meinrad Archabbey infirmary is one of calm and comfort. Like many other health-care facilities, it is filled with dedicated people and caring hearts. Many days are long and tiring, but the compassion is inspiring. Ann Phillips, director of health services, who manages the health clinic, wellness department and the infirmary,Continue reading “Health Heroes: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Infirmary Staff”

Everyday Adventures: A Winter Escape

I feel sorry for my wife because she usually has crummy birthday weather. As a midwest February baby, she’s lucky if it breaks sixty degrees. It’s often freezing, rainy or worse. One year she even got to celebrate with eight inches of snow on the ground. By the time my April birthday rolls around, however, theContinue reading “Everyday Adventures: A Winter Escape”

Wimsatt Soap Co. & Bath Boutique: Finding the perfect stocking stuffers and gifts

Paula Wimsatt beams when she talks about her small family-owned-and-operated business, Wimsatt Soap Co. & Bath Boutique. “I truly love handcrafting products that make people happy! I love the small hometown businesses in New Albany, Indiana,” she says. “We love our customers and the relationships that we have grown over the years. We treat everyoneContinue reading “Wimsatt Soap Co. & Bath Boutique: Finding the perfect stocking stuffers and gifts”

Everyday Adventures: The Star of Christmas

Putting the star on top of the Christmas tree is the greatest honor in yuletide decorating. Oh sure the lights are important, but there are a million lights. They’re a dime a dozen. And ornaments? Don’t even get me started. Who’s going to notice where you hang one of dozens of ornaments on your festiveContinue reading “Everyday Adventures: The Star of Christmas”

A Cozy Cup in Corydon: KentJava Bar

Step into the KentJava Bar and you are immediately enveloped into its comfortable relaxing atmosphere. Baristas greet you with warm smiles and friendly service and your appetite is tempted by the fragrance of freshly brewing coffee and delicious homemade pastries.

Her Cup Runneth Over: Borden Cafe and Coffee Shop

Coffee, ice cream and a little bit of Jesus on top. That’s what you get when you visit My Cup Runneth Over Coffee Café in Borden.  Darcy Gray opened the shop on Feb. 1, 2012. She initially bought the building to house her other gig – she’s a retailer for satellite internet and Direct TV.Continue reading “Her Cup Runneth Over: Borden Cafe and Coffee Shop”

Everyday Adventures: Kindergarten Fugitive

Do you remember your first day of kindergarten? Were you excited? A little nervous, maybe? Did you flee from your classroom and cause a school-wide manhunt? Oh, wait. Maybe that was just me.   It wasn’t that I hated school. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. It all started innocently enough. My mom wasContinue reading “Everyday Adventures: Kindergarten Fugitive”