Mike Wilson, Author at The Charlotte Gazette

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Mike Wilson: A conversation with royalty, a glimpse at the King

Yes, I met the King twice in Memphis. Well, encountered sounds more accurate here. Ok, so maybe we were in the same place at the ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, April 4, 2024 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: Spanish lessons can end with a punch

In light of the most recent round of border disturbances, Mexico no longer calls to me as it once did, but there was a time ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, March 28, 2024 12:00 pm

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A bootlegger named Tomcat and a Three Stooges marathon

It’s funny what you think about sometimes. I’ve found myself thinking back here lately to Christian Sorenson Bennett. One year my senior, he was my ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: I googled ‘Michael Wilson’. That went well.

Ah, the internet. It can be an interesting place, filled with all kinds of things. That includes, it appears, more information about your own name ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: A tale of Blue Thunder and its replacement

There is an arresting and memorable image in “Sensation of Velocity,” a Vanguardist poem from the 1920’s by Jorge Luis Borges: that of a sleek ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: Some famous (and almost fatal) last words

The most dangerous two words in all the world have nothing to do with hunting. You likely won’t find them on a construction job or ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: It’s all there, somewhere

We’ve all got some. C’mon, let’s be honest now. There are places in your house where things just happen to accumulate. In my office at ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Friday, February 16, 2024 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: It’s that time of year again

I shot my first deer as an adult in Virginia about 35 years ago. Here’s a story of a couple variations of buck fever. When ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: I can still taste the hoop cheese

One of my most prized possessions is a watercolor painted behind my back some years ago by an artist friend. It was done at the ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:30 pm

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Mike Wilson: The story of Big Bob and Hampden-Sydney

It was with considerable distress that I recently discovered in a Christmas card from an old friend that another, Robert Eugene Wells, had passed away ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 pm

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