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I am a Muncie native and I have decided to stay. Lots of people
have given up on Muncie lately, and I looked for houses in
Bloomington where my 43-year-old daughter has lived for half of her
life. But Bloomington homes cost about twice what Muncie homes run,
and I decided to buy the old place back off of my ex (since
September after a 20-year marriage). That was my second divorce,
the first marriage lasting also 20years. I filed both times;
neither was contentious.
I am an old-house nut. I'm in a 1908 Arts & Crafts bungalow,
and have owned a 1919 Foursquare and an 1883 Queen Anne. Muncie is
ripe with fine old homes, though many have suffered from urban
blight, poor planning and the fact that fewer and fewer old house
people have survived. Kids want a cracker-box McMansion out in a
I began working at Da's chassis repair shop in 1970, managed it
after his death (heart attack/age 52), bought it off my Mom, and
sold it in 1988.
I went back to BSU, got a degree in journalism (almost a master's),
then wrote for East Central Indiana newspapers for about 18
If I could do it over, I would keep the shop.
No grandkids, but four steps who still call me Papaw Mike.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and I am doing what I can
to hold it at bay. Things are slowing down, but I am still walking
(with a cane, and not very far), driving, cooking, cleaning, moving
back in town a month ago after a four-year hiatus as successor
trustee/resident of my Mother's six-acre property (I thought at the
time after losing my job at about the same time that I would grow
vegetables and sell them at our farmers' market. And I did. It was
fun, but a lot of hard work, and after three years I became afraid
I might fall and hurt myself. There is no pain, but my balance is
shot and I am no good on uneven ground.
I'm in a writers' group.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Fewer things as time goes on, but I like to laugh, play Backgammon,
Poker, Gin, Croquette, Bocci (sp?) Ball, etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm not my father's Oldsmobile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Thompson's Fear and Loathing books; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest; Tolkein; Vonnegut; Updike; Catch 22; All the President's Men;
history/political history; sci-fi; Castenada; Les Miserables;
Steinbeck; on and on.
Too many: Marx brothers; thin man; Frankenstein; Young
Frankenstein; Ox Bow Incident; Easy Rider; Woodstock; anything
Kubrick; To Kill a Mockingbird; Inherit the Wind; Hitchcock; most
Fonda (all three); Hepburn; Laughton, Tracey; Nicholson; Brando;
Bogart/Bacall; James Dean; The Artist; anything Woody Allen; on and
I saw Jimi Hendrix Experience in the Memorial Building at the
Delaware County Fairground (can you imagine a thing like that now
in this day and age. I chose not to see The Who playing at a
similarly tiny venue at the same fairground at about the same time.
They crashed their instruments at the end of a set, and I thought
that was stupid. Made up for it several months ago when my daughter
Kelly andI saw them play in Louisville [less Keith Moon].
Pink Floyd once; three Dead concerts; Crosby Stills and Nash with
Kelly, but not a lot of big-name stuff. I like America's Hometown
(Muncie) Band; any live music.
NEIL YOUNG; Grateful Dead; Frank Zappa; Pink Floyd/Roger Watters;
Buddy Holly; the Hollies; Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam; Chuck Berry;
Johnny Cash; Willie Nelson; The Pretenders; Dylan; Beatles,
especially Lennon; Country Joe McDonald; Sly; Joe Cocker; The Who;
some Big Band stuff; anything live.
Fresh vegetables; fish; seafood/trying to change my diet but these
things were favored anyway; lots of chicken, an occasional chop or
pulled pork, but less all the time. No beef.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My daughter; The New Yorker; Indiana sweet corn and tomatoes; old
houses; my hearing aids; yoga; sex (six? seven, what the hell?).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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