Laura Wilkerson

Laura Wilkerson
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            At some point last year I came to the realization that I was enjoying The Glee Project more than I actually enjoyed Glee itself, mostly due to what I see as inconsistent writing and characterization; a problem I feel it shares wi/
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JUNE 5, 2012 3:59PM

June's Plant Report

            I walked to the local Farmer’s Market last Saturday to buy some greeting cards created by a local woman using local subjects and found a card of our house with the New Dawn roses in full display. This is about the fifth or six/
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JUNE 4, 2012 5:32PM

The 'She Asked For It' Defense

            It seems like everybody in the small town of LaPorte, Indiana knew. In fact, in 2008, the sixteen-year-old sophomore and volleyball player at the center of the rumors was called before the LaPorte Police and asked if the rumors were
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JUNE 1, 2012 6:45PM

Down Mexico Way

            What a difference a year makes.

            In April, 2011, a “Romney family lawyer” put out the word that Donald Trump was beating a dead horse when by throwing his support behind the Bi… Read full post »

Two Birds and One Bat
                And a Juicy Mouse Stolen
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            “No disassemble!!” I cried as Mysteries at the Museum spoke about the fate of Deep Blue after the supercomputer had beaten chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov amidst allegations of cheating lodged against IBM.
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MAY 29, 2012 2:13PM

May's Nonfiction Book Order

May’s Adult Nonfiction order is a combination of Patron Requests, New York Times Bestsellers, Things discovered while doing displays and assisting Patrons, a few Replacements and a bunch of stuff I think our Patrons will find interesting.
Patron Requests for May are: McGee
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MAY 28, 2012 5:44PM

Why My Father Stopped Cussing

            I loved that tricycle. it was blue, my favorite color, with white pinstripes on the fenders. It was shiny and big, that Cadillac of tricycles.

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MAY 25, 2012 5:21PM

Curt Schilling Drops the Ball

            In 2006, baseball player Curt Schilling, Red Sox hero of the 2004 World Series and a fan of online role playing games, founded a video gaming company he named “Green Monster Games, LLC,” reportedly after the left-fiel
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            In the wake of the Facebook IPO smelling fishier by the day, I ran across an article printed on the front page of the January 21, 1931 edition of the Spencer Evening World newspaper that seems strangely current for our times.
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            The proponents of deregulation have argued, successfully, that industries should be allowed to police themselves because no industry wants to commit suicide by putting out a bad product. They argue that it is in a company’s bes
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            Joe Mihalic made Internet headlines this week by offering to share his secrets to how he paid off $90,000 in student loan debt in just seven months.
            First and forem/
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MAY 21, 2012 12:28PM

John Gets Arrested

            “John got arrested,” I heard from somewhere in the twilight realm sometime after Saturday night had slipped into Sunday morning; and Max asking  if there had been a Klan rally recently, but I was asleep and the b/
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MAY 18, 2012 5:27PM

Before Will and Grace

            Recently, Vice President Joe Biden credited the sitcom Will and Grace for helping create an atmosphere of greater acceptance for Gay people.
            “I think Will and Grace prob/
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            There is an interesting crime story coming out of Louisville, Kentucky.
            Kendra Wilson of St. Matthews, Kentucky, a suburb located about eight miles east of Louis/
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           Two stories that recently shared space in the Bloomington Herald Times newspaper caught me eye because of their strange juxtaposition.
            The first story was about how two M/
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MAY 15, 2012 4:27PM

What Puritans Did to My Uncle

            When conversation turns to Religious Freedom and Colonial America, I sometimes think not enough attention is paid to the political and religious climate happening in Great Britain which would have repercussions that linger to this
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MAY 14, 2012 3:16PM

Buying Marijuana for Mother

            This past Sunday, the Bloomington (IN) Herald Times newspaper ran a syndicated column by Dr. Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D on the Relationships page. Sandwiched between Miss Manners, Dear Abby and a photograph of Becky Jackson of Lewist/
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MAY 11, 2012 12:16PM

Joe Sarborough's Revisionist Reality

            On Morning Joe this morning, Joe Scarborough made a rather startling claim. Mr. Scarborough remarked that he had gone to bed on Tuesday a Conservative and had woken up a Progressive. This change wasn’t brought about by a st
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MAY 10, 2012 11:45AM

No Girls Allowed, 1878

            The question facing Indiana, and specifically Bloomington, Indiana, as reported in the January 3, 1878 edition of The Owen County Journal was Can a Woman be Commissioned as a County Officer?

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             Two items that appeared in the March 14, 1878 edition of the Owen County Journal as part of a column of news items out of nearby Vincennes, Indiana seem as if they could be related. Under the date March 12 and headlined:

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MAY 8, 2012 10:18AM

Girls Gone Wild, 1878 Edition

            The following editorial was published in the June 27, 1873 edition of the Owen County Journal. It was originally published in the Philadelphia Times:

Girls on the Streets at Night

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            While reading through 1878 copies of The Owen County Journal last week I ran across the following story which was originally printed in the Pittsburgh Commercial:
Girl Falls into a Vat of Vitriol
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MAY 4, 2012 2:46PM

Paul Krugman and Human Nature

            My Husband J. and I were watching a rebroadcast of Tuesday’s The Colbert Report. Stephen’s guest was economist Paul Krugman who was on plugging his new book, End This Depression Now. Toward the end of the interview, Mr/
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MAY 3, 2012 9:15AM

Weird Cat Thing for Today

            The first daylilies we got for the front yard were a white variety called “Sunday Gloves” that I ordered from the Jung Seed Co a few years back and we later went to Debbie's sister-in-law’s daylily farm and boug… Read full post »