Steve Eddy

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Steve Eddy is a West Lafayette native.  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Purdue University and makes his living teaching social studies.  He and his wife, Mary, are raising three sons—two teens and one near-teen—who desperately wish to remain anonymous.

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Some would say parenting is a team sport – there’s even a book with that title.

But what happens when the two coaches have slightly different game plans?

About this time of year, college students are getting their things together for a return to campus.

For those going for the first time, their parents are preparing themselves for daily life without a son or daughter.

Father’s Day is Sunday – a time to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

While there’s one special day set aside for dads each year, Lafayette resident Steve Eddy thinks really talking with your father should be more than an annual event.

Construction of two buildings this summer will change the look of Northwestern Avenue in West Lafayette – just north and south of Stadium Avenue.

One of the two is going up on a site that holds a lot of memories for Lafayette resident Steve Eddy.

The exterior illuminations of Clark Griswold in the movie Christmas Vacation are famous. Some people use his display as a model when lighting up their own homes.

Lafayette resident Steve Eddy is one of those admirers, but not necessarily a follower.

Sunday is Veterans Day, a time to thank all those who served our country and remember those who died fighting for it.

Lafayette resident Steve Eddy knows a veteran he’d like to thank, but feels that's not enough.

Steve Eddy essay

Aug 29, 2012

Although time travel often has been dreamed of and much has been written about it, no one has seemed to master it.

No one, that is, except Lafayette resident Steve Eddy.

Steve Eddy essay

Aug 8, 2012

Lifelong learning – it’s something people seek out to improve themselves or just to keep their minds sharp.

But as Lafayette resident Steve Eddy will tell you, it's something else when it’s unintentional or forced onto you.

Steve Eddy essay

Jun 11, 2012

Formal dining can be a little stressful for some people – multiple utensils, figuring out which glass of water is yours, and otherwise trying not to embarrass yourself.

Lafayette resident Steve Eddy can relate to that problem.

Steve Eddy essay

Mar 23, 2012

During this week in March, 1964, the Beatles had the top three songs in the United States, and just as many more on Billboard’s Top 100 list.

In the years since the band broke up, its popularity has hardly waned. That’s what Lafayette resident Steve Eddy and hundreds of others found out recently.

Steve Eddy essay

Dec 22, 2011

With the NFL getting closer to the play-offs and the beginning of the college bowl games – it’s a good time to be a football fan.

But Lafayette resident Steve Eddy is still easing away from the high school football season – specifically, what was a crucial game for two local teams.

Steve Eddy essay

Oct 31, 2011

Jim Morrison of The Doors once said, “Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.”

While he wouldn’t go that far, Lafayette resident Steve Eddy can tell you about a bad haircut or two.