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Here’s Hoping Time Wounds All Heels…

Jan 20, 2021
OK, new year. Great. I had plenty of the one we just finished. The holidays create an opportunity to gather the family for some reflections on what has transpired during a given year, what counts as a personal, academic or… more

Execs Should Heed Jason Whitlock’s War with the NBA

Jan 20, 2021
A one-time offensive lineman at Ball State University, Jason Whitlock today looks pretty much like what you’d think an offensive lineman would look like roughly 30 hard-living years after hanging up his cleats. My wife swears she used to see… more

When and If…

Jan 19, 2021
We love history, and Michelle and I greatly enjoy exploring regions during those rare opportunities for leisurely travel. Operating a small hands-on business with always-ambitious plans and live-or-die deadlines makes it difficult to get away. Ingram’s readers can certainly relate… more

The Trump Temper Tantrum and Americans Attacking Democracy

Jan 7, 2021
Jan. 6, 2021, has already been recorded among the most frustrating, disappointing and maddening days in the lives of many Americans. I’d like to say that I’m in disbelief with the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday. Yet I’m not… more

Here’s to a Healthy New Year

Dec 15, 2020
On Friday, the 13th of March, our Ingram’s team sat down for a lengthy discussion about the coronavirus and the decision to close our offices at the end of that day. I felt like a coach consoling a team after… more

A Life of Hope and Love

Dec 15, 2020
On his Facebook page, my friend Steven recently posted the following item. In these trying and contentious times, it is a message well worth heeding: All I can say is 11/13/13 was a very emotional and joyous day and today… more

Entrepreneurship Will Overcome

Dec 15, 2020
It’s tough to be an optimist these days. Especially if you have an over-developed interest in the health and welfare of the regional and national business communities. As this God-awful business year limps to a conclusion, new concerns about operating… more

Here’s to a Healthy New Year

Dec 8, 2020
On Friday, the 13th of March, our Ingram’s team sat down for a lengthy discussion about the coronavirus and the decision to close our offices at the end of that day. I felt like a coach consoling a team after… more

Something to Think About, Inter-City Commuters

Nov 13, 2020
Even at an advanced age, with the siren of retirement warming up off-stage, it’s possible for anyone with an open mind to learn a few things. With a little self-introspection, one might even come to change one’s own mind about… more

Community Dies in Darkness

Nov 13, 2020
Some years ago—many actually—I picked up a bird’s nest that landed on my front lawn. On examination, I noticed that the nest was constructed largely of string, little circles of string laced together. On reflection, I realized these were the… more