Larry Wilson, Author at Leader Publications

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WILSON: The way things were supposed to be: Part one

Once upon a time (because that is the proper way to begin all good fairy tales, flights of fantasy, and tall tales of make-believe), a ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:14 pm

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WILSON: The way things were supposed to be: Part two

The Kingdom of Individual Tribes of Harmonium was comprised of several elf tribes, with each Tribe comfortably living life according to their own preferred customs, ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:00 am

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WILSON: You can’t get there from here

Back when times were much simpler — long before traffic jams, expressways and LED traffic alert signs — getting from one place to another was ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:53 am

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WILSON: I am worried

I am worried. Folks are starting to get just a little bit testy. Mumbled grumbles and disquieting comments are beginning to erupt from a growing ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:04 am

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WILSON: Truth behind the words

A few evenings back, I went to dinner with a couple of my buddies from the He-Man Group. As a matter of explanation, the He-Man ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:04 am

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WILSON: Campfire championships

Play-by-Play Announcer: Good evening everyone, and welcome to the 44th annual Campfire Championships. This storied competition is being held, again this year, at the completely ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:32 am

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WILSON: As the world turns over

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

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:05 am

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WILSON: Malcolm and the election survivalist

Malcolm James Thornwhistle (of the Downhampton Thornwhistles) was a world-renowned adventurer and internet influencer. His weekend passion was to launch his tiny Jon boat (powered ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:23 am

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WILSON: The value of free advice, knowing what to ask

While traveling to the far side of the ever so enchanting, Never-Ending Forest, a wizard (known as Rick) and a demigod (known as LoDi) saw ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:22 am

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WILSON: Arnold’s take on the debate

After the recent political debate, this reporter sought out the opinions of perpetual candidate, Arnold Tobin. Mr. Tobin has always been willing to over-share his ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:39 am

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New England culinary cruise: Part two

As you may recall from last week’s discussion, I recently had the pleasure of spending some treasured time with two of my closest friends, and ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:22 am

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WILSON: New England culinary cruise: Part one

As some of you may already know, I recently retired from my most recent career position. Unfortunately, due to all the COVID-19 hub-bub, I am ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:02 am

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WILSON: A history lesson: A decade of ‘what just happened?’

The decade of the 2000s had a rough start. To begin with, at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 1999, the entire world was expected to ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:04 am

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WILSON: Arnold fills a slow news day

The 2020 election season has proven to be a little boring. Without the whoop-ti-do and fanfare of balloon and confetti filled political conventions, with the ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:14 am

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WILSON: Return to the diner

The detainment orders had been lifted (albeit, without B1G football). The world was slowly recuperating from being turned completely upside-down, and the Circular Congregation Breakfast ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:00 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part nine: Traveling the Blues Highway

The sun broke on Thursday morning, and I took advantage of the complimentary breakfast offered at the Natchez Grand Hotel. Halfway through my first cup ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:23 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part eight: Natchez, above and below

Late afternoon had arrived — and so had I. The 444-mile long Natchez Trace was behind me and I was standing in the parking lot ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:33 am

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WILSON: Wandurlust 2020 tour part seven: Birthplace of a King

On the morning of the third day of the Tour, I bid Miss Monetta’s Cottage a fond farewell and resumed my travels. I had only ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:00 am

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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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