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Winter House: Chapter 3

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Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image by Alia Shuck Chapter Three June 11, 1958 Click Here to Read Chapter One Click Here to Read Chapter Two “He slogged me in the gut!” Mike said, bent halfway over. Bobby turned and asked, “He what?” Mike coughed slightly, holding his middle with ...

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The End is the Beginning

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I sat down to work on my commentary piece for National Road Magazine the other day. I can’t tell you which day it was because I’ve been traveling a lot, I’ve been sick and there was that turkey holiday I spent with my family. Usually I write (type) on my Surface ...

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Winter House: Chapter 2

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Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image by Alia Shuck Click Here to Read Chapter One Chapter Two September 25th, 2016 The buzzer on the oven timer let out a high tone, indicating the seconds had run out. Terry left the couch to walk into the kitchen and check on the ...

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Inner Transformations from Outer Attitudes

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“We huddle together. My small family seeking comfort from a world determined to separate us. A fiery end is inescapable. Everyone knows this.” This is the opening of Rick Remender’s creator-owned comic book, Low. When I first saw the cover in our local comic shop in Terre Haute, my jaw ...

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Winter House: Chapter 1

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Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image by Alia Shuck Chapter One September 8, 2016 “Hurry up, Ted, we’ll be late!” shouted Terry from the back door “I’m coming!” he shouted back, thundering down the stairs of their two story home. The Thomas’s, Ted and Terry, had moved in to the ...

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Railroad Ed

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Unless you live in Terre Haute, if you were to drive down 7th street you would not be impressed. You might look out your car window and think, “Some of these houses were beautiful at one point.” And you would be right. Like many older cities that relied heavily on ...

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From Necessity to Hobby: The Devolution of the Home Garden

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My wife and I finished planting our vegetable garden last weekend. In roughly 600 square feet we laid down tomatoes of multiple variety, peas, beans, squash, berries, cucumbers, rhubarb, onions, spinach, lettuce, hot peppers, bell peppers, banana peppers, a lot of common herbs for cooking and even sweet corn. It’s ...

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Hautian Heroes: Mission of the Market

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I have been fortunate enough to live in big cities that seem to offer all the amenities you could ever check off a list of wants in a place to call home. Right down to opportunities for service. Programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity ...

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Hautian Heroes: Running the Relay

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The current political climate makes it easy to point fingers, be frustrated. It’s a good excuse to lash out at someone for a reason that may or not be valid. An outlet, if you will, for the angst that we are all feeling no matter your view. That is not ...

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How to Make a Kitten Cape

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Over, I’d say, the last fifteen years, I’ve tried to learn skills that are useful in everyday life. Not just important things. Like math. Okay, maybe these are skills that aren’t useful in EVERYday life, but they can come in handy. So far they’ve all been good experiences. Through the ...

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