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Our November Editor’s Note

Paging Dr. Salb.

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Our October Editor’s Note

Show me a Hoosier who’s not excited about basketball season and I’ll show you a Kentuckian.

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Phil Gulley: Watch Your Step

“The pendulum will swing to the center, the rumors of democracy’s death will have been exaggerated, and we can return to obsessing about the Kardashians. This is my dream.”

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An Excerpt Of Philip Gulley’s New Book

“This was back in the days when nuns wore habits, before they got sneaky and went undercover, dressing like the rest of us to blend in and catch us sinning.”

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Phil Gulley: The Downside Of Technology

“I’m not sure when bungee cords were invented, but they weren’t around when I was a kid, and I think my life would be pretty meaningless without them.”

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Indy’s Scooter Conundrum

“It created a crisis that prompted us to move faster so we could get control of the situation before it got out of control.”

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Phil Gulley: The Great Hoosier Helpers

“I make it a point to encourage others to be helpful, especially when it gets me out of a really disagreeable task.”

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An Open Letter To David Letterman: We Need to Talk About John (Papa, That Is)

Nobody expects “perfection” from Ball State. But what I expect—and what I imagine you may also expect—is a willingness to reject not only bigotry, but also deep-seated, intransigent stupidity.

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The Future Of Broad Ripple High School

“They’re afraid of competition. They don’t want a charter school cannibalizing their student base.”

July 2018 Editor's Note
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Our July Editor’s Note

I had a landlocked childhood.

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Phil Gulley: Our Flagging Ideals

“It occurs to me that nations are a lot like families: Without fresh and diverse infusions of genes, the strain weakens.”

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Phil Gulley: Some Marital Advice

“That Kelsea decided to get married in Danville and not Georgia makes me love her all the more, but then I always look favorably upon people who save me from driving a thousand miles.”

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Ask Me Anything: Brian Jay

“You never forget the fear. One camper might say, ‘I’m going to have the LeFort procedure,’ and I’ll think, Yeah, I had that three times. That’s why I’m there. I’m the light at the end of the tunnel.”

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Phil Gulley: The Appalachian Trail

“I tell my nephew and his friends the story of My Great Hike often, hoping they might be moved by my dogged determination. Truth be told, though, I sense in them a disdain for my story, as if it were made up.”

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Phil Gulley: The Brilliant Swedish Tradition Of Death Cleaning

“Young people don’t understand that if death cleaning is to ever take hold in our country, they must do their part and take our crap. Otherwise, the whole system breaks down.”

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