written by
Bill buffie

Bill Buffie is an internal medicine physician practicing in Indianapolis since 1984 with Indiana Internal Medicine Consultants, for which he served as CEO for 19 years. He and his wife, Jo Ellen, are strong supporters of public education and advocate—through their work and volunteerism—for diversity and inclusion. Their four children and growing number of grandchildren have enjoyed countless hours of delight through the telling and retelling of The Blue Ape.

Bill's other [more serious] writing topics include a lay person's view of how individual religious experience might build bridges across our multicultural society rather than create barriers through The Christian Pluralist: An Invitation From The Pew co-authored with John R. Charles. And on the topic of the effects of prejudice directed at the LGBTQ community, see his American Journal of Public Health article, Public Health Implications of Same-Sex Marriage.

ILLUSTRATED BY
JOEL DALE

Joel Dale is a native of Vincennes, Indiana and a graduate of the Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. After receiving his BFA in Visual Communication Design at Herron, Joel entered the professional sports world designing for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA.

He and his wife, Hannah, live with their children in Indianapolis. You can visit him on the Web at 3barksdesign.com.