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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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Phil Gulley: Yesterday’s News

“In this polarized age, I don’t suspect a Republican or Democrat would lend the other a hand, let alone a printing press. But it was different back then, before talk radio gave the least stable among us a microphone.”

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Five Dynamite Drive-Ins

Getting hungry on the road? Visit one of these five drive-in diners for a blast to the past.

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Straight No Chaser on Replacing Jim Nabors at the Indy 500

“We’re not nervous about the large audience. We’re nervous about the history of the song and the expectations that the people of Indiana have for that moment.”

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Late Models: Phil Gulley Reminisces About His Rides

Perfectly decent human beings, like me for instance, are made to feel like losers for driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla.

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Letters to the Editor: Philip Gulley's Back Home Again Column

Responses to Philip Gulley’s opinion column

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Phil Gulley: Lucky Dog

A collar is the canine equivalent of the wedding ring. Once a collar is purchased for a dog, there is no going back.

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Phil Gulley Reveals His Inner Child

The invention of the tubeless tire must have been a sore disappointment to boys everywhere. Inner tubes served as our boats in the summer and our sleds in the winter.

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Phil Gulley: Flyover Country

This year, we’re not leaving Indiana. The little woman and I will head to our farm in Orange County, where the people are humble, the landscape inviting, the snakes few and modest in size, and nothing untoward ever happens.

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Phil Gulley Takes on People Magazine

I was at a doctor’s office recently, and as I sat in the waiting room, I read People, easily the worst magazine in the universe.

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Phil Gulley: Grave Expectations

We’ve forgotten how to die in this country. Death with dignity? Fuhgeddaboudit. Not so long as there are fortunes to be made in keeping us alive.

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Phil Gulley: All The Rage

These days, most gripers seem to be white guys. Every now and then, I hear a disgruntled woman whine about things, but she’s likely married to a grouchy white guy, and the surliness has rubbed off on her.

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Phil Gulley: Party Of One

When I start my third party, I’ll have to suck up to some rich people to get their money. I don’t ordinarily like spending time with billionaires, but I’ll do it for the good of the country.

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Phil Gulley: Truth or Dare

If your spouse ever asks if you’re mad at him or her, do not say “yes.” Don’t believe that psychobabble about the importance of open and honest communication in a marriage. Everyone who says that is divorced

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