Larry Wilson, Author at Leader Publications

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WILSON: Arnold’s take on the debate

After the recent political debate, this reporter sought out the opinions of perpetual candidate, Arnold Tobin. Mr. Tobin has always been willing to over-share his ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:39 am

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New England culinary cruise: Part two

As you may recall from last week’s discussion, I recently had the pleasure of spending some treasured time with two of my closest friends, and ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:22 am

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WILSON: New England culinary cruise: Part one

As some of you may already know, I recently retired from my most recent career position. Unfortunately, due to all the COVID-19 hub-bub, I am ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:02 am

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WILSON: A history lesson: A decade of ‘what just happened?’

The decade of the 2000s had a rough start. To begin with, at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 1999, the entire world was expected to ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:04 am

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WILSON: Arnold fills a slow news day

The 2020 election season has proven to be a little boring. Without the whoop-ti-do and fanfare of balloon and confetti filled political conventions, with the ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:14 am

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WILSON: Return to the diner

The detainment orders had been lifted (albeit, without B1G football). The world was slowly recuperating from being turned completely upside-down, and the Circular Congregation Breakfast ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:00 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part nine: Traveling the Blues Highway

The sun broke on Thursday morning, and I took advantage of the complimentary breakfast offered at the Natchez Grand Hotel. Halfway through my first cup ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:23 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part eight: Natchez, above and below

Late afternoon had arrived — and so had I. The 444-mile long Natchez Trace was behind me and I was standing in the parking lot ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:33 am

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WILSON: Wandurlust 2020 tour part seven: Birthplace of a King

On the morning of the third day of the Tour, I bid Miss Monetta’s Cottage a fond farewell and resumed my travels. I had only ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:00 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part six: Welcome to Miss Monetta’s Cottage

The best parts of my “tours” are that I usually have no idea where I am going, what I am going to do, or where ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:08 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part five: Traveling the Trace

The Natchez Trace began as a migratory route, used by foraging bison as they made their way from the wetlands along the Mississippi River to ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:06 am

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Wanderlust 2020 tour part five: Traveling the Trace

The Natchez Trace began as a migratory route, used by foraging bison as they made their way from the wetlands along the Mississippi River to ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Friday, July 24, 2020 5:59 pm

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part four: When to toss the coin

Since I didn’t know where I was going, I had no idea if I was on the right road. As day two of the tour ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:00 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part three: Revisions, adjustments, certainties

The tour started with a cruise south, through the western half of Indiana. The first day was bookended with stops at waterfalls at the beginning ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:57 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part two: Waterfall to waterfall

By early afternoon of the first day of my “tour,” I had logged-in some tranquil meditation at the base of a waterfall near Logansport, Indiana, ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Friday, July 3, 2020 9:26 am

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WILSON: Wanderlust 2020 tour part 1: On the banks of the Wabash

I could not get out of town quick enough. I considered running away back in December — when the northern climate made the siren call ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:06 am

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WILSON: A disease I wish was contagious: Wanderlust

I have a disease that has afflicted me for a half century. I wish it was contagious because I would do my best to infect ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:31 pm

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WILSON: The value of free advice

While traveling to the village of Garylarson, at the far side of a seemingly endless forest, a wizard (known as Rick) and a demigod (known ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:00 pm

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WILSON: Chatting by the fireside

My circle of friends regularly assembles with the intentions of bending an elbow (or four — or seven) and discussing the world’s problems. In our ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:51 am

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WILSON: A story about the one that got away

If a person were to head southeast out of Luther, along Old M-63 (not the Old M-63 that travels east, past Howel Lake, but the ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:42 am

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WILSON: Go ahead, laugh today

I live close to one of our city parks. The peals of laughter coming from the children on the playground, on a summer afternoon, are ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:13 am

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WILSON: Malcolm and the opinionator general

Malcolm James Thornwhistle (of the Downhampton Thornwhistles) was a world-renowned adventurer and former Chippendales dance instructor. He was best known for his exploration of the ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:53 am

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WILSON: The end of an era

What just happened? A couple of months back, I (and several million of my friends) took an unplanned two-week vacation. Correction: an unplanned staycation — ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Monday, May 4, 2020 11:10 am

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WILSON: Rules of elfdom

Once upon a time (because that is how fairy tales, fantasies and all good stories of make-believe begin), a small corner of the world was ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:00 pm

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WILSON: Arnold Tobin takes on the virus

With the 2020 election season in a quandary, due to the corona/Covid-19/social-life-muckup virus pandemic, this reporter felt it might be a good time to get ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:31 am

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