15 January

Kallie’s Keys to PDA: Makin’ Moves

It seems Kallie’s Keys to PDA has been MIA. What started out as a fall frenzie parlayed into the holidays and then there were more holidays, and pretty soon it’s been three months since I posted a column. So, here it is 2010 and I think it is appropriate to add writing regularly to the […]

22 December

The Great Green Hope: Artistically Inspiring Sustainability

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the installation of a public art display along I-70 and Holt Road. Graduate Student Kathryn Armstrong from the Herron School of Art and Design created a series of sculptures she has titled “Going Home.” The art is the final touch of a beautification project at the interchange […]

9 December

The Great Green Hope: Out of Pecha Kucha Emerges a Growing Space

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending “Pecha Kucha Vol. 7: The Next Indianapolis,” at The Toby in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Indyhub helped promote this free event as part of the Spirit & Place Festival and it was definitely a special night. The concept of Pecha Kucha (pronounced ”puh chock […]

24 November

The Great Green Hope: Local is the New Black

Have you’ve noticed an emphasis on the word ‘local’ recently? I sure have. Thinking back to my high school days, I remember bumper stickers in the parking lot with the phrase “Think Globally. Act Locally.” In other words, buying local is nothing new; however, it seems as if local is THE buzzword when it comes […]

3 November

The Great Green Hope: A Snuggie for Your Abode

I know it’s only the beginning of November, but I’m expecting a long winter at the Puckett home. A few months ago, my wife and I moved to what was previously known as “the guest room” of our house in order to turn our old room into a nursery. Why? Because the guest room is […]

2 September

The Great Green Hope: I Don’t Idle, I Only Watch It on TV

You know, we Hoosiers are infamous for being idle. Our statewide obesity rate is atrocious, we aren’t active enough, we eat poorly, and so on and so on. You’ve heard this too many times, haven’t you? If you’re like me, you say to yourself, “That’s not me.” Then I’ve got a question for you—when was […]

14 July

The Great Green Hope: The Greenest Burrito

Others may define things more narrowly, but in my opinion, how food is farmed and raised is very much about being eco-friendly, sustainable, environmentally conscious or green. Personally, I try to choose foods that are locally grown, naturally and humanely raised, and, if possible, organic. Not everything I want to eat is available this way, […]