Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

2010 Nationals

Once upon a time, I used to live in Paris. There I had the privilege to meet the famous French photographer Robert Doisneau at an exhibit of his work. His most famous photograph, Kiss by the Hotel de Ville, is a good representation of his photography style. I asked him what he saw in a...

Why do we have a parade for the 4th of July?

July 5th, 2010 Friends; This morning, our youngest, Nicole, asked:  “Why do we have a parade for the 4th of July? I mean, I know we want to celebrate independence, but why a parade?”  I answered her question with one of my own, a much more personal one:  “And what will the Carmel...

And So We Begin

In this summer’s ‘The Karate Kid’, a young man named Dre (Jaden Smith) leaves Detroit and all of his friends when his widowed mother’s job takes them to China. Alone in a strange land, he’ll find a coach, a teacher, and a friend in Mr Han (Jackie Chan) who will teach him the power, the...