Opinion & Columns

Phil Gulley getting punched by the number 22.
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Sick With Worry

As a hypochondriac, I make the most of my maladies, describing them to all who listen.

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Hardly Your Average Joe

My lifelong pal, Joe Saddler, saved me from going to hell—and so much more.

an illustration of Phil Gulley caught up in his list of to-dos
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I’ll Do It Tomorrow

I have a long to-do list, and getting started on it is probably on there.

Phillip Gulley illustrated in an elephant republican mascot looking at a donkey he is sitting on
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The Elephant In The Room

Our political incumbents are about as legitimate as my claim to be a Republican.

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Tipping Point

It’s canoeing season in Indiana, but not for Philip Gulley.

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The Royal Treatment

Despite Phil Gulley’s contempt for royalty, he thinks the governor should be overthrown by a queen, preferably a Black one.

An illustration of Gulley reaching out to Parent Trap his kiddos
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The Parent Trap

People should stay close to home where they belong, particularly when those people are my kids.

A man welcoming people on boats from an Indiana beach due to climate change
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Sea Change

Global warming is real, but maybe Florida’s loss will be our gain.

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Country Living Is Such A Chore

Pastoral life has a reputation for being relaxing, but the cold truth is: It’s a lot of work.

Phil Gulley shaking hands with David Winters
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Meet Me In The Middle

Even in a small town like Danville, there’s room for civility between the two Americas.

Phil Gulley appreciates the power of spring smells like Dairy Queen ice cream, fresh cut grass
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Scents And Sensibility

I once underappreciated the emotional power of smell, but I’ve come to my senses.

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Head In The Cloud

Phil Gulley’s laziness and distractibility? There should be an app for that.

a smiling man in a screen-house
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Shooting The Breeze In The Screenhouse

The timing to build his screenhouse could have been better, but for Phil Gulley there are few problems a good screenhouse can’t solve.

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The Pacers’ “Happy” Daze

The Indiana Pacers are nearly halfway through what will again be a playoff-less campaign.

An illustration of a man looking to the night sky from behind a window
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Hoosier Bright Spots

As bad as 2021 was, a few Hoosiers renewed Phil Gulley’s faith in humanity.