Larry Wilson, Author at Leader Publications - Page 2 of 13

Columns

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

Columns

WILSON: Breakfast of social distancers

It was all over the news, the one and only topic on every TV channel, radio station, Facebook post and internet search engine. For days, ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:51 am

Columns

WILSON: Leave me alone

These are strange times…strange times, indeed. I have survived blizzards that left people snowbound and hunkered down for nearly a week. I have witnessed tornadoes ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:48 am

Columns

WILSON: A metaphysical task: Part three

Previously: Quite inexplicably, a creature known as the Human, met up with a still, small, Voice at the edge of the universe. While there, the ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:57 am

Columns

WILSON: A metaphysical task: Part two

Previously: At the far side of the universe, in the crease of a small cosmic wrinkle, a cradle of pure energy held a singular point. ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:54 am

Columns

WILSON: A metaphysical task: Part one

At the far end of the universe, at a point in the space/time continuum where everything tiptoes along the edge of nothingness, a cosmic wrinkle ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:42 am

Columns

WILSON: Arnold’s take on the 2020 election

Note: This piece ran four years ago. The dates and timeline (2016 vs. 2020) have been updated, but that is the bulk of any editorial ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:45 am

Columns

WILSON: Big John may never understand women

Big John Hudson burst through the front door of Sarah’s Diner, threw his ball cap down on the table with the lethargic fervor of a ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:46 am

Columns

WILSON: Conventional wisdom and common sense

“I need some unconventional wisdom!” Big John Hudson clamored, as he lurched through the front door of the diner, kicked the snow off his mukluks, ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:08 am

Columns

GUEST COLUMN: The current plague of our time

As I write this, I ain’t feelin’ so hot. Actually, I am kinda hot… running a slight fever of about 100 degrees. The thermometer read ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:32 am

Columns

WILSON: Traveling to the far side: Part four

A trio of travelers (a wizard, a demigod, and an oracle) made their way through the depths of an enchanted forest. Their destination was the 13th ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:53 am

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WILSON: Traveling to the far side: Part three

Ran the wizard and LoDi the demigod were making their way to the tiny hamlet of Garylarson, located at the far side of an enchanted ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:52 am

Columns

WILSON: Traveling to the far side: Part two

A wizard, known as Ran, and a demigod, known as LoDi, were making their way to the tiny hamlet of Garylarson, located at the far side ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:12 am

Columns

Wilson: Traveling to the far side: Part one

A wizard and a demi-god were making their way to the tiny hamlet of Garylarson, located at the far side of an expansive enchanted forest. The ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:31 am

Columns

WILSON: The perfect gift for the perfect someone

Christmas is almost upon us, just mere days away, and I (like so many of my gender) have yet to select a single gift for ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, December 19, 2019 9:07 am

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WILSON: Walter Rego on being bald

Walter Rego was bald. His was not the proud and beautiful bald like Mr. Clean, Michael Jordan or Yule Brynner. It was the unpleasant and ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:53 am

Columns

WILSON: A chronological tale of Graham Nathaniel McLeish

Graham Nathaniel McLeish was born in Glasgow, Scotland to Mary McLeish and an unidentified sailing scallywag — a scallywag intent on stealing Mary’s young heart ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:30 am

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WILSON: I am not a cat person

pkvcyfzwfmyk/llk Please ignore the previous line. I will get back to it in a few paragraphs. Thank you, in advance, for your patience. I am ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Monday, December 2, 2019 8:20 am

Columns

WILSON: Everyone agrees with Jimmy

All of the usual suspects sat around the large oak table, occupying the center of Sarah’s Diner. The members of the Circular Congregation Breakfast Club ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:47 am

Column

WILSON: I’m in food heaven with meat and potatoes

I’m a meat and potatoes kinda’ guy. I enjoy a good steak — better yet, give me a thick slab of slow roasted prime rib, ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:21 am

Columns

WILSON: 90 tears of spit and vinegar (and waffles)

Those of you who are regular readers of this space may have noticed my absence over the past few weeks. There is a simple explanation ... Read more

by Larry Wilson, Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:59 am

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