Laura Wilkerson

Laura Wilkerson
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MARCH 28, 2012 10:49AM

Life Without Health Insurance

            I’ve had this odd pain in my right shoulder for about two, two-and-a-half weeks now. I don’t know what it is; whether I slept on it funny or something. It’s a different kind of pain. When I sit up it sits with m
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MARCH 27, 2012 7:44PM

Some Interesting Ancestors

            Recently there have been several Letters to the Editor of the local Bloomington newspaper about the Federal mandate that insurers cover contraception as preventative healthcare without charging the client any sort of co-pay. The g
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MARCH 26, 2012 3:16PM

Tea Partying in Owen County, Indiana

            The Owen County Tea Party had another speaker in on Saint Patrick’s Day. They seem to schedule a speaker every month. This month’s speaker was Emory McClendon, a courier for Federal Express based out of Fort Wayne and,
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MARCH 23, 2012 11:51PM

An Auction in Gasberg

            We had planned to attend an auction in Gasberg this evening in hopes of snagging us a Mission style chair and ottoman. I was off work today because it's my Saturday to work this month so I always take Friday off instead and J. had… Read full post »

MARCH 22, 2012 2:12PM

Nipper Lumpurr

            “Nipper’s going to the Vet today,” I mentioned to Brenda as I was getting ready to leave work for the day.
            “What’s wrong with her?&rdq/
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MARCH 21, 2012 4:58PM

Lusting After Cloris Leachman

            ME TV has been a welcome addition to the cable lineup here in Central Indiana, mostly for the episodes of Perry Mason that air at 11:30 p.m. after Chelsea Lately is over. If you get up really early you can catch an episode of The Man
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MARCH 20, 2012 6:10PM

The Anniversary of Uncle Tom's Cabin

           Today marks the 160th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential books in American History: Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
            Harriet Beecher was born Jun/
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MARCH 19, 2012 4:14PM

Home Schooled From Prison

            Earlier this month two children were found living in “deplorable” conditions in a converted school bus in Texas. The children, an 11-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, were found after their Postal mail carrier, Vanes
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MARCH 15, 2012 8:37PM

Attempted Poetry: Haiku: Smoke

Curling Dragon's Tail
                           slim white stick drawn to red lips
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MARCH 14, 2012 11:32AM

Privatizing the Public Commons

          “Public-Private Partnerships” are in the news again as Corporate America continues its full-bore assault on the Public Commons.
            In Chicago, Mayor Rham Emman/
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MARCH 13, 2012 4:05PM

The Weather in Spencer, Indiana

            Here in Spencer, Indiana it is a record breaking 75 degrees on March 13th, 2010. After a foggy morning the weather has settled into perfect. Daffodils are everywhere. Crocuses and Hellebores are in full bloom. Weeds are running rampa/
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MARCH 12, 2012 4:32PM

Goodbye to the Main Street Café

            I took a couple of days off from work last week and on Saturday my spouse, J., and I decided to take a trip to Worthington, about a twenty-five minute drive from Spencer.
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MARCH 9, 2012 2:10PM

Blackface Performance

            On the last episode of MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes, Emily decided to needle her teammate and former boyfriend, Ty, about his burgeoning relationship with opposing team member, Paula. While cast member Camilla played the pa… Read full post »

MARCH 8, 2012 12:55PM

Being Home Schooled by Your Rapist

            It is an ineffably sad story. A little boy, ten years old, trembling from head to tor out of fear; fear that he would lose his newly formed family, such as it was.

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            It came as a surprise a week or so ago when Fox started advertising new episodes of Breaking In. I had really enjoyed Breaking In when it first appeared last year and was bummed when Fox announced its cancellation last May. Seein/
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            William George Heirens died yesterday at 8:45 p.m. Heirens first entered the public consciousness in 1946 when he was arrested and charged with three murders culminating in the savage dismemberment of six-year-old Suzanne Degnan wh… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2012 4:51PM

Limbaugh: Let's See the Tapes

            When I first began university back in 1994 one of my first classes was a class in business writing. One of my fellow classmates was young Marine using his GI Bill benefits to attend college. I remember this young Marine so well be
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MARCH 2, 2012 9:36AM


            I walk home after work on Wednesday, down the straight sidewalk. I see my tree and then my other tree, the one that I’ve hung an ostrich egg and a blue, teardrop shaped gazing ball from where birdfeeders used to hang, stand
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MARCH 1, 2012 3:34PM


            Part of my responsibilities in the Library involves maintaining a portion of the displays; the Adult Nonfiction end-cap displays and the Indiana bookcase and Vault displays. Once a month I change out the displays completely and durin
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FEBRUARY 29, 2012 4:54PM

Have a Cookie and Relax

            State Representative Bob Morris of Fort Wayne recently managed to get himself in the news by refusing to sign on to an otherwise routine resolution celebrating the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary on the grounds that the grou/
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            The first salvo came from HarperCollins in 2010 when they announced that after a digital copy of one of their imprints was checked out of a public library twenty-six times HarperCollins would delete that copy. Librarians were offe
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FEBRUARY 27, 2012 8:50PM


            It’s not like they shouldn't’t have known what would happen.

            As violence continues to reverberate throughout the Arab world sparked by improper disposa/
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FEBRUARY 24, 2012 2:31PM

A Shot Across the Alley

            A shot was fired across the alley late in January.

            The town of Spencer is gridded by a series of alleys. One runs East-West directly behind our house and another one… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2012 4:04PM

Mr. Viquesney Buys Some Monkey Fur; 1931

            Ernest Moore “Dick” Viquesney, E. M. for short, is one of Owen County’s most famous native sons. A sculptor, his enduring fame comes from his Doughboy statue depicting a World War I soldier stands in at least 136 lo
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