Larry Wilson, Author at Leader Publications

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part six: Welcome to Miss Monetta’s Cottage

The best parts of my “tours” are that I usually have no idea where I am going, what I am going to do, or where ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:08 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part five: Traveling the Trace

The Natchez Trace began as a migratory route, used by foraging bison as they made their way from the wetlands along the Mississippi River to ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:06 am

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Wanderlust 2020 tour part five: Traveling the Trace

The Natchez Trace began as a migratory route, used by foraging bison as they made their way from the wetlands along the Mississippi River to ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Friday, July 24, 2020 5:59 pm

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part four: When to toss the coin

Since I didn’t know where I was going, I had no idea if I was on the right road. As day two of the tour ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:00 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part three: Revisions, adjustments, certainties

The tour started with a cruise south, through the western half of Indiana. The first day was bookended with stops at waterfalls at the beginning ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:57 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part two: Waterfall to waterfall

By early afternoon of the first day of my “tour,” I had logged-in some tranquil meditation at the base of a waterfall near Logansport, Indiana, ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Friday, July 3, 2020 9:26 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part 1: On the banks of the Wabash

I could not get out of town quick enough. I considered running away back in December — when the northern climate made the siren call ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:06 am

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WILSON: A disease I wish was contagious: Wanderlust

I have a disease that has afflicted me for a half century. I wish it was contagious because I would do my best to infect ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:31 pm

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WILSON: The value of free advice

While traveling to the village of Garylarson, at the far side of a seemingly endless forest, a wizard (known as Rick) and a demigod (known ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:00 pm

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WILSON: Chatting by the fireside

My circle of friends regularly assembles with the intentions of bending an elbow (or four — or seven) and discussing the world’s problems. In our ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:51 am

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WILSON: A story about the one that got away

If a person were to head southeast out of Luther, along Old M-63 (not the Old M-63 that travels east, past Howel Lake, but the ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:42 am

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WILSON: Go ahead, laugh today

I live close to one of our city parks. The peals of laughter coming from the children on the playground, on a summer afternoon, are ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:13 am

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WILSON: Malcolm and the opinionator general

Malcolm James Thornwhistle (of the Downhampton Thornwhistles) was a world-renowned adventurer and former Chippendales dance instructor. He was best known for his exploration of the ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:53 am

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WILSON: The end of an era

What just happened? A couple of months back, I (and several million of my friends) took an unplanned two-week vacation. Correction: an unplanned staycation — ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Monday, May 4, 2020 11:10 am

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WILSON: Rules of elfdom

Once upon a time (because that is how fairy tales, fantasies and all good stories of make-believe begin), a small corner of the world was ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:00 pm

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WILSON: Arnold Tobin takes on the virus

With the 2020 election season in a quandary, due to the corona/Covid-19/social-life-muckup virus pandemic, this reporter felt it might be a good time to get ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:31 am

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WILSON: Breakfast of social distancers

It was all over the news, the one and only topic on every TV channel, radio station, Facebook post and internet search engine. For days, ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:51 am

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WILSON: Leave me alone

These are strange times…strange times, indeed. I have survived blizzards that left people snowbound and hunkered down for nearly a week. I have witnessed tornadoes ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:48 am

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WILSON: A metaphysical task: Part three

Previously: Quite inexplicably, a creature known as the Human, met up with a still, small, Voice at the edge of the universe. While there, the ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:57 am

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WILSON: A metaphysical task: Part two

Previously: At the far side of the universe, in the crease of a small cosmic wrinkle, a cradle of pure energy held a singular point. ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:54 am

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WILSON: A metaphysical task: Part one

At the far end of the universe, at a point in the space/time continuum where everything tiptoes along the edge of nothingness, a cosmic wrinkle ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:42 am

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WILSON: Arnold’s take on the 2020 election

Note: This piece ran four years ago. The dates and timeline (2016 vs. 2020) have been updated, but that is the bulk of any editorial ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:45 am

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WILSON: Big John may never understand women

Big John Hudson burst through the front door of Sarah’s Diner, threw his ball cap down on the table with the lethargic fervor of a ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:46 am

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WILSON: Conventional wisdom and common sense

“I need some unconventional wisdom!” Big John Hudson clamored, as he lurched through the front door of the diner, kicked the snow off his mukluks, ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:08 am

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GUEST COLUMN: The current plague of our time

As I write this, I ain’t feelin’ so hot. Actually, I am kinda hot… running a slight fever of about 100 degrees. The thermometer read ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:32 am

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