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The Pros And Cons Of Amazon Selecting Indy For HQ2

So you’re telling us there’s a chance.

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Phil Gulley: The Three Motorcycles Everyone Should Own

“Every rider thinks his bike is the best, but would never say so. Except perhaps the owners of Triumph Bonnevilles, but only because it’s true.”

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Reactions To Deborah Paul’s Final Column

“As always, I turned first to the back page to read Deborah Paul’s column. After seeing the title, I knew.”

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Ask Me Anything: Deborah Paul

“I hope I don’t wind up wandering the streets. Or writing long-winded emails to my friends.”

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Phil Gulley: The Value Of Work

“I’ve tried both working and not, and prefer employment, so long as I can pick the job. Sometimes my wife picks my tasks for me, and I don’t care for that nearly as much.”

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Deborah Paul Calls It A Career

Indianapolis Monthly owes its existence to Deborah Paul.

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Phil Gulley: A Few Words About My Sweet Mom

“I’ve known enough mothers to know they’re not all good, no matter what Hallmark says. I took my mother’s virtues for granted in the early years, though as time passed, I realized she was a keeper.”

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Phil Gulley: The Importance of a Good Shade Tree

“If Walmart designed a tree, the Bradford pear is what it would look like.”

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Sore Loser: Deborah Paul On Opioid Dependency

When I read about the opioid crisis, I wonder why my plight goes unreported.

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Meow Or Never: Deborah Paul On Cat Adoption

In her later years, my mother hung two dog portraits on her wall, of a Scottie and a Westie. Looking at these one-dimensional creatures was as close to having pets in her home as she could get. Actually, Wire Fox Terriers were her favorites—those cheeks!—but whenever we, her children, suggested she get an actual dog, […]

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Phil Gulley: The Things She'll Carry

“When my wife goes back inside for my writing table and the pendulum clock, I might have her grab my grandpa Hank’s fly fishing rod that hangs on my office wall. Plus, there’s my pocketknife collection. I sure would hate to lose those.”

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Phil Gulley: A Lesson On Education

“Let the teachers teach, let the principals oversee, let the superintendents be part-time, insist the parents do their jobs so the teachers can do theirs, and impeach any politician who piles on regulations while cutting funds.”

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A Eulogy for St. Joseph’s College

“In addition to practical questions about how to pay off its $27 million debt and handle student transfers, more philosophical, painful ones have emerged: How did this happen? What will this do to Rensselaer? Who’s to blame?”

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Drifting Backward: Deborah Paul On Bigotry

Now, virulent hate speech and frightening ideology called “alt right” or “white nationalism” are infiltrating the mainstream. Swastikas appear as graffiti, Holocaust deniers court the media, and bomb threats on Jewish community centers are commonplace.

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Ask Me Anything: Neal Brown

“We are rapidly reaching a critical mass of restaurants, if we haven’t already. There will be a tipping point very soon where some aren’t going to survive.”

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