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Notes from the Edge, A Journal of Social Distancing Part Two

Notes from The Edge: The Chronicles of my Social Distancing amid the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic Monday, March 16th I awaken to my friend’s irate text and roughly 100 emails from students. I’d asked them to respond to an email from last week, acknowledging that they understand how their courses will …

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Notes from the Edge: A Journal of Social Distancing

Notes from The Edge: The Chronicles of my Social Distancing amid the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic Friday, March 13th My 2:00 Rhetoric and Research is the shortest class ever. I return their graded research proposals and, before shooing them out into ever unstable reality, wish them luck and health. If I …

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Vignettes: Rebekah Meldrum & Paul Holdman

copy by Donovan Wheeler featured image by Tasha Ramey Photography The first time I heard Rebekah Meldrum sing she stood atop a flatbed trailer on the downhill end of Greencastle’s Franklin Street.  Belting out the lyrics to “Coattails,” and anchored by Paul Holdman’s masterful fret work on blues guitar, Meldrum’s …

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The Real Hero of Indiana State is Not Larry Bird

Like a lot of Sycamores, I’m proud of what happened in 1979.  But none of those guys are my Alma mater’s heroes. Editorial Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily …

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“IBM” Can Happen Again

Three Dudes in a Brew Pub Part One: “IBM” Can Happen Again The following is one part of a multi-part series chronicling Donovan Wheeler’s conversation with two men running for local offices in Greencastle, Indiana.  They are Democrats in that Midwestern swath of red which often and easily goes to …

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Cooler Than Corn and Cars

by Alexandra Weliever Editorial Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of National Road Magazine, the NRM staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site. Indiana is like the …

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Support Them All

For the first time since the IBM days, staying in town is now a viable option for an enjoyable night out.  All we have to do is not screw it up. On a frigid November evening, days ahead of Thanksgiving, the auto-technician servicing my car walked into the waiting room …

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Vignettes: Brandon Tinkler

Brandon Tinkler at the Vine Street Patio at The Inn at DePauw Friday May 11 @ 6:00 Copy by Donovan Wheeler He walks past you with an unassuming demeanor.  The wavy black locks, the fringes of an oncoming beard, the rough-hewn sports-coat topping off the denim and Chuck Taylors beneath …

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