A Rustic Routine

As I do with so many things, I briefly took to the challenge of bread making a few years ago. It was something to do on a Saturday in the winter when it was too cold to go outside. And, as I do with so many things, I felt like I got the hang of […]

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Part II of my three part series discussing the shift in charitable giving, the policies which affect it, and the organizations it impacts.  Consider this: according to the Internal Revenue Service, 152 million individual tax returns were filed in 2016. Of those filed, 40 million of them accounted for 80% of the dollars given to […]

Go Ask ALICE: Down the Rabbit Hole

Part I of my three part series on charitable giving, and the ways the government, the donors, and the recipients of gifts are changing their perspective. Meet A.L.I.C.E. No, not the Disney version of the blonde girl in the blue dress. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The acronym was created by The United Way as a result of […]

Remember When We Used to Smash Pumpkins?

My reflection on seeing The Smashing Pumpkins live in Indianapolis this summer. For three hours, The Smashing Pumpkins took the audience in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on a journey as epic as Mellon Collie ever was. It’s also worth pointing out most musicians these days can hardly fill an hour of play. So for a band of artists […]