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Back Home Again

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.

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.

The Royal Treatment for a black queen of indiana shaking hands with Phil Gulley illustration
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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.

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.

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.

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.

An angry restaurant patron next to a TV and music note
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Sound Check, Please

I’ve lost my appetite for loud music and television in restaurants.

Man in tree
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Growing Concern

If you think development is bad, consider the alternative: shuttered storefronts, weed-choked sidewalks, and failing schools.

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Tilting At Windmills

I’ve spent my life guarding against imaginary dangers.

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A Motor Tour Down Memory Lane

A lot of great old cars sit in the mind’s garage of Philip Gulley — along with a few clunkers.

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Heaven Can Wait — At Least Until My Retirement Runs Out

I have a few things I want to do before I die. When, exactly, that happens is a dispute between my financial planner and the Internet.