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Put down that Oreo

Having a baby does very peculiar things to a woman’s body. Joints become loose, flab appears in places where it seems impossible and aches show up at the most inopportune moments.

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The first rule: WRITE

Above my desk, there is a picture of Neil Gaiman, a printout with his rules for writing, and a mask of Mitch McConnell with crossed eyes added.

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Objektiv Part II

In doing research for this part of the discussion about a sustainable art event, I came across the Arts and Cultural Attractions group, a GLI business network, and the now 10-year-old Cultu

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Objektiv Part 1

In JoAnne Triplett’s Aug.

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Pachydermata

 The last few weeks have been troubling and stressful for everyone involved with LEO. Most of us have waffled about whether or not we should continue writing here.

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These are the breaks

 During the 1980s, African-American hair went through perhaps its most difficult transition — the Jheri curl.

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Parenting fail

When I was 6 years old, my mother put me on a TARC bus and sent me to school at Franklin Elementary. Let me repeat that: When I was 6, my mother gave me bus fare and sent me to school on the TARC.

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Small town gay bar

The first Southern Indiana gay bar recently opened in New Albany. For many, it is a celebration.

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Reverie

With the recent Father’s Day, the loss of my dad comes into focus again. My dad died in November of 2000.

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Art for hunger’s sake

There was a time when my family was, for all useful purposes, destitute. During that time we ate a lot of tuna casserole and a lot of beans.