Laura Wilkerson

Laura Wilkerson
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MAY 2, 2012 11:14AM

A Third Fenstruck Brother Found

            Ann Romney wants us to know that Her Man Mitt is one Wild and Crazy Guy. It was, perhaps, an unfortunate choice of words; bringing to mind, as it does, Dan Ackroyd and Steve Martin as the two Czech Brothers, Yortug and Georg F… Read full post »

            Mitt Romney, on his Out of Touch With America tour, offered this piece of advice to young people, “Take a shot, go for it. Take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.” I… Read full post »

APRIL 30, 2012 3:48PM

Yard Work

            For the past two years I haven’t been able to plant any flowers in the yard. I almost planted some last Fall, after my father had sent me a hundred dollars for my birthday; a white garden planted in a barren triangle where two p… Read full post »

APRIL 27, 2012 3:53PM

1970 All Over Again

            I adored my second grade teacher. After the horribleness of Mrs. Riney she was kind and gentle and wise and beautiful. I don’t remember her name but I do remember how I felt about her. Once, as she was walking down the aisl… Read full post »

APRIL 26, 2012 5:43PM

Today's Good Advice

I promised myself that I would post every weekday but today the laptop just disappeared the post I'd worked on for the past four hours. I don 't have the materials or the time to reconstruct it today so instead I will leave you with the writing advice I've been following:… Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2012 2:24PM

Be Aware: May Edition

May Is
Stroke Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
Celiac Awareness Month
ALS Awareness Month
Senior Wellness Awareness Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Fungal Infection Awareness Month
Neurofibromatosis Month
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Asthma and Allergy Aw
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            Jean-Joseph Kalonji and his wife Angelique were living the modern day equivalent of the American Dream.
            The Jean-Joseph, 61, and Angelique, 57, immigrated to the Un/
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APRIL 23, 2012 11:08AM


            I was, ironically, writing a paper on the Reagan-Bush drug wars when the knock came at the door.
            Peering through the peephole I saw the concave images of a grinning/
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APRIL 20, 2012 1:47PM

The Real War on Catholic Women

          When I was a child we used to wear veils to Church. We didn't have to wear veils to Church anymore because Vatican II said we didn't have to but being a traditional Catholic family we continued to wear the veil just like we continued to abstai… Read full post »

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APRIL 18, 2012 10:23AM

Book Review: How to Archer

             In How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage, and Style and Women and also Cocktails Ever Written, (HarperCollins, 2011), world’s greatest secret agent, Sterling Archer, will pass along a lifetime of information not o… Read full post »


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APRIL 16, 2012 3:55PM

I Love Ozzie Guillen

            I am not much of a fan of big money sports as anyone who has read my writings on taxpayer funded sports stadiums and their accoutrements may have intuited.  The one sports event I do enjoy is the Kentucky Derby and that&rsq/
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            This morning Editor Maggie Murphy was a guest on Morning Joe discussing the most recent issue of Parade magazine which features that publication’s What People Earn feature.
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APRIL 12, 2012 4:00PM

A False Flag in the Mommy Wars

            Once again, the Democratic Party is doing something they are eminently familiar with; running like rats from an issue that they should be doubling down with and surging forth.
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APRIL 11, 2012 2:46PM

Raising Hope With Nancy Grace

            I can't bear to watch more than a few moments at a time of Nancy Grace’s show on CNN and even those moments must be spaced so as to happen infrequently. I find Ms. Grace’s CNN show to be shrill and pointless and, fr/
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APRIL 10, 2012 2:20PM

Attempted Poetry: Metamorphosis

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APRIL 9, 2012 4:06PM

A Billionaire's Good Deed

            The Tivoli almost became a parking lot.
            In 2005, after being closed since 1999, it was slated to be torn down and the lot sold to a convenience store for use as add/
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            The Headline looked promising; Chomsky: How the Young are Indoctrinated to Obey, but when I clicked open the AlterNet story I was dismayed to find Noam Chomsky focusing only on higher education. It’s not that I disagree with Pr/
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Buttons Caught a Rabbit
and the rabbit screamed
tossed in the air
and displayed
like a Trophy of War
Dragged to the Feet
Of the Emperor
Buttons Prances with Pride
over such a fine and exotic catch
the rabbit screams
and looks the Emperor in the eyes
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APRIL 4, 2012 2:36PM

A Tuesday Funeral

            I try to be mindful of funerals. I never mow the lawn, or dig a hole, while there’s a funeral going on across the way; it just seems disrespectful to do so.
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            In 2008, the Indiana Department of State Toxicology labs were handled by Indiana University as they had been since 1957. In 2008 a new Director, Dr. Michael Wagner, was brought on board. Almost immediately, Dr. Wagner became concerne
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APRIL 2, 2012 2:39PM

Stalked by CitiBank

           Jo had given us some white peonies, despite having given us white peonies last year, and I was looking for a place to plant them.
            I walked into the back yard and had a go/
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MARCH 30, 2012 3:53PM

Remembering Yoshi Hattori; 1992

            Before there was Treyvon Martin there was Yoshihiro Hattori.
            In 1992, Yoshihiro Hattori was a 16-year-old High School from Nagoya, Japan studying as a Senior at McK/
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MARCH 29, 2012 11:10AM

In Memory of Adrienne Rich; 2012

                                           Through the Wilderness