Ten Point Coalition’s Turf War With The City’s East Side
Some residents say Ten Point Coalition is diverting resources from longstanding community groups there and claiming victory in an area that remains troubled.
Phil Gulley: Happy To Report
I enjoy my annual review so much, I’m thinking of giving one to everyone in my family.
Phil Gulley: Remote Locations
As a man without a TV, I’m disappointed in those who have one—and I’m always visiting to watch and tell them so.
Luck Said No To The NFL—Why Can’t We?
We’re all susceptible to getting swept up in the mob mentality of fandom to some degree.
Phil Gulley: Belly Aching
Headaches are wonderful.
Phil Gulley: Road To Ruin
Slashing taxes sounds like a great idea. Until it isn’t.
Line In The Sand
Is the Dunes’ promotion a one-time victory for conservation in Indiana, or the start of a new era of environmental activism in the state?
Phil Gulley: How We Rolled
The thrill of motorcycling is the point, the counter-narrative to the bubble-wrapped life of modern America.
Richard Lugar, A Friend Until The End
“He couldn’t hide the fact that he was the smartest person in the room. He was the opposite of ‘folksy,’ which was fine in my estimation—I have always felt ‘folksy’ was often phony, and that was a charge that could never be made against Dick Lugar.”
The Late Edition
Buyouts and layoffs at The Indianapolis Star beg questions about what the city would look like without it.
Phil Gulley: Reefer Madness
“If a man or woman, at the end of their long and difficult day, wants to smoke a joint and relax, that does not impinge upon my happiness in the least.”
Five Takes On Slaughterhouse-Five
“Indianapolis wasn’t always eager to associate with Vonnegut. Once upon a time, many in our city found him vulgar, obscene, and weird.”
Phil Gulley: Moral History
The immigrant I knew best went to church, volunteered as a Boy Scout leader, and helped his sick neighbors.
Phil Gulley: Calendar Girl
Anniversaries may be an odd occasion to celebrate, but any reason to spend time with my wife is a good one.
Phil Gulley: I Love The Idea Of Trying New Things
“I suppose even the exhilaration of preaching in a cowboy hat would wear thin after a while. I could try it and see, but even Quakers have their limits.”