Author: Wayne Engle

Don’t White lives matter, too?

So we’ve lost another towering, irreplaceable entertainer, as the news media has been telling us for the past two or three days. Who was it? Why, Little Richard, of course! Many younger people will be saying, “Who?” He hadn’t exactly…

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Christmas at Lanier

The Lanier Mansion — a sweeping, majestic memorial to Hoosier multi-millionaire James F.D. Lanier, who, back in the 19th Century, rescued the Indiana state government from an inability to continue funding its support of the federal government in its participation…

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My long-awaited novel is here!

I told you, my faithful readers, some time ago that I was working on getting a book that I’d written years ago, published. Well, it’s finally in print! “Whizzer Wins It All” went up on Amazon.com Monday, while it became…

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Huge mistake, 400 years ago

This is a big, important anniversary for the United States of America, my friends. Bet you don’t know what it is, either. OK, here we go: On this day, August 20, 1619 — 400 years ago today — the first…

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Hoosiers in Hollywood …

Indiana is an odd state. South Bend is in the north; North Vernon is in the south; and French Lick doesn’t mean what you think it does! Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ll add that yes, in some ways,…

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Madison Courier, we still need you!

The Madison Courier has been here with us in southeastern Indiana for 182 years. Supposedly, it has never missed an edition. But, has it started to go down for the third time? Newspapers, like humans, often have lifespans. They’re born,…

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Christmas is the greatest holiday!

CHRISTMAS! It’s coming, folks! As if you didn’t know that, of course. No holiday in world history has been so publicized, so widely observed, so full of divine meaning, warmth and a kindness that gushes out of people at the Yuletide…

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Tony Joe, we’ll miss you so …

Tony Joe White, the “Swamp Fox,” and one of the most unique musicians in American history, died quietly and unexpectedly last Wednesday, at his home in Tennessee, apparently with family members present. I think it’s the way he would have…

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Here’s our Hoosier Hysteria!

Basketball was born in Massachusetts. But it grew up in Indiana. The fit was better here. Dr. James Naismith invented the roundball game in 1891, to give students at the Massachusetts college where he taught an indoor sport to play…

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