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Opinion & Columns

a smiling man in a screen-house
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Shooting The Breeze In The Screenhouse

The timing to build his screenhouse could have been better, but for Phil Gulley there are few problems a good screenhouse can’t solve.

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The Pacers’ “Happy” Daze

The Indiana Pacers are nearly halfway through what will again be a playoff-less campaign.

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Hoosier Bright Spots

As bad as 2021 was, a few Hoosiers renewed Phil Gulley’s faith in humanity.

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Sound Check, Please

I’ve lost my appetite for loud music and television in restaurants.

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Growing Concern

If you think development is bad, consider the alternative: shuttered storefronts, weed-choked sidewalks, and failing schools.

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Minutes To Memories: The 20 Best John Mellencamp Songs

An arbitrary, completely made up, and possibly incorrect list of the best Mellencamp ditties.

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Tilting At Windmills

I’ve spent my life guarding against imaginary dangers.

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A Grief Revisited

In 2013, my husband and I lost suddenly lost our healthy daughter to a COVID-like virus. Don’t think the same can’t happen to you.

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A Motor Tour Down Memory Lane

A lot of great old cars sit in the mind’s garage of Philip Gulley — along with a few clunkers.

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Heaven Can Wait — At Least Until My Retirement Runs Out

I have a few things I want to do before I die. When, exactly, that happens is a dispute between my financial planner and the Internet.

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Remembering Greg Hardesty, 1968 – 2021

The beloved late culinary icon gave this city so much more than what he put on a plate.

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Hire Like A Pro (Or At Least Like A Quaker)

If you’re looking for advice on how to hire someone, Philip Gulley has references.

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Lawnmowers Of The World, Unite

To free up space in the garage, people are going to need to begin sharing tools—starting with my neighbors.

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Maintain Wedded Bliss For Four Decades Using This One Weird Trick

My marriage has been almost 40 years of bliss, no thanks to me.

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On The Road To Florida, Quasi-Normal Life Is So Close I Can Taste It

This year’s spring break isn’t your average gridlocked, sunburnt hassle.