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Philip Gulley

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Phil Gulley: Cross Words for the Indiana General Assembly and State Fair

I’d like to point out to the State Fair that the taxpayers, not the Indiana General Assembly, funded the renovation of those historic horse barns.

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Phil Gulley on Neighbors and Fences

“I won’t be putting up ‘No Trespassing’ signs, since I would be delighted to see children trespassing in our woods.”

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Phil Gulley on Small Town Living

There are many things a small town has to offer: friendships, a casual pace not often found in the city, and a feeling of well-being and security no lock can provide. But if you’re looking for privacy, you’re better off in the city, where you can live next door to someone for a dozen years without ever learning their names or knowing anything about them.

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Phil Gulley: Ashes to Ashes

“I’m odd that way—if something makes me puke, I generally avoid it from then on.”

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Phil Gulley: Backseat Driver

“I grew up four doors down from the current president of the Speedway, Doug Boles, so I’m confident he’ll take these suggestions seriously.”

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Phil Gulley: Early Edition

My first stop was the Hotel Jones, cleverly named for its owner, Mrs. Jones.

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Phil Gulley: Flagging Support

“There was never a war he didn’t support, though never quite enough to go himself.”

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Philip Gulley: Cabin Fever

“I’m hoping when my wife sees E.B. White’s writing cabin, she’ll realize how important the proper environment is to authors and do her part to help the cause of literature.”

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Phil Gulley: Love Letter

The next best thing to reading a hand-written letter sent to you is reading a handwritten letter sent to someone else.

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Philip Gulley: Annoyance Next Door

“Sometimes they don’t even tell me they’re moving. I walk over there one day to see them, the house is empty, and I never hear from them again.”

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Literary Indiana: Fiction

Vonnegut isn’t all Indiana has to offer.

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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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Philip Gulley: Best in Class

Everyone should be a teacher for one year to know what ingratitude feels like.

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Phil Gulley: Germ Warfare

We could save ourselves a lot of trouble if we sent children outside barefoot, in a field of clover, while eating a PB&J, like parents did when I was a runt.

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Phil Gulley: Without a Hitch

“While I’m clearing the air, I’ll add that their gay marriage harmed my traditional marriage exactly zero percent.”

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