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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.

There’s No Such Thing As a Free $#!+

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There’s no such thing as a free $#!+, even if the opposite has always seemed true.  My dad put in our first septic system when I was fresh to the world.  My grandparents covered the cost of my waste at their homes, and whatever pooping costs I paid when I ...

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What I Learned on My Golf Trip

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Sometimes it takes a guy 35 years to realize that the biggest problem with his golf game is his brain. by Donovan Wheeler Jim VanBuskirk, my high school golf coach, was a thin, diminutive man with a high-pitched voice.  He shielded his eyes behind a thick pair of classic horn-rimmed ...

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Is the Driver Overrated? With DePauw’s Vince Lazar

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A day after returning from a four-day, 144-hole golf odyssey in Michigan, I could not stop thinking about the impact Day-Three had on me.  On that day, two events changed my attitude about my game.  First, after a group discussion the majority of us agreed to move up a set ...

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Myer’s Market: A Personal Touch

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National Road Magazine is proud to welcome Myers’ Market as one of our primary supporters and sponsors.  Please enjoy this feature profiling Mitch Myers, his Market, and the impact it has had on our local community.  More importantly, support our sponsors and check out what’s happening at Myers’ Market. Other ...

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The Midwestern Girl

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Greencastle native Jess Berry is taking her Chicago stage résumé to The City of Angels for a chance to stand in front of the camera.  With a television and film credit already under her belt, she’s off to a good start. by Donovan Wheeler featured photo by Brittney Way photos ...

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Father’s Day Series: The Son of a Carpenter

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This week National Road Magazine’s writers share in their own way what their fathers mean to them.  In this installment, Donovan Wheeler explains that, no matter what paths we choose with our own lives, the work of our fathers still follows us. Warning:  This editorial contains some rather necessary, yet ...

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The Party in My Town

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The festivals and events in Indianapolis are great, much-needed getaways.  But getting together here at home is something the large city cannot replicate. The Italian Street Festival, on the Circle City’s southeast side, pours heat, heavy food, beer, and humanity into a large combustible concoction.  For the last five years, ...

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The Eyes at Turn Three

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Terre Haute native David Hunt takes National Road Magazine’s Donovan Wheeler around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Carb Day and shows him a day the in life of an Indy Car spotter. by Donovan Wheeler David Hunt has been racing all of his life.  Granted, only the smallest sliver of ...

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