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Donovan Wheeler

Wheeler proudly teaches AP Literature and AP Language to some bright and lovably obnoxious kids in a small college town. He is the senior editor for the craft beer website Indiana on Tap and writes to ISU's STATE Magazine. Since putting in a pool he can now dive in head first (with goggles), and he has mostly stopped throwing golf clubs, but he still hates to fly.

Nancy Michael: Life After Office

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Former Greencastle Mayor Nancy Michael talks about life after public office, her heated final campaign in 2010, and the difference between big-time politics and its local version. by Donovan Wheeler–photos by Caitlin Fogle On the night of November 2, 2010, Nancy Michael could do little more than watch as more ...

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My Spotify Dilemma: The Price We Pay for Free Music?

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In 1986, I went to the College Mall in Bloomington with my younger brother. It was a Friday or Saturday night, and I bought the album I’d had my eye on for several months: Mike + The Mechanics’ self-titled debut album featuring its catchy “80s-esque” premiere track, “All I Need ...

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The Freedom of Friendship: A Birthday Thank You

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One mental exercise I like to play with my students every so often is to ask them to consider the plight of human existence in the form of this hypothetical question: How many people living in the world, right now, are able to reasonably enjoy FDR’s “Four Freedoms”—of speech, of ...

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Already Made It: Carly Rhine’s Life in Nashville

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When I first sat down with her I somewhat expected some of that lovably delusional certainty I see in so many kids who have their entire lives planned out to the boilerplate of a Hollywood manuscript. Instead, I ran into a young woman very aware of her place in the world, very cognizant of the hurdles in front of her, and very willing to accept whatever happens and make the best of it.

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All Those Mothers Days

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When I was a very little boy I remember throwing a tantrum, begging my mom to take me for a “drive.” This was sometime in the early 1970’s, and mom was barely in her 20’s. Dad was away, probably at work, and mom—bare feet and all—rolled her eyes, trundled me ...

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Our Moment is Now: A Great Night in Fountain Square

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by Donovan Wheeler Every time I’ve been to Fountain Square (and granted I haven’t been there very many times) I experience this pseudo-time-travel feeling where I no longer feel like I’m sitting in a Mexican-themed taco bar. Instead I’m hunkered down in a post-war café, and rather than sipping on ...

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