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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:03 am
 Well, we made it through the state fair, survived a solar eclipse, and now we’re preparing to wrap up a very exciting and busy August 2017. Don’t stop now, folks, this week and the weekend a...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:02 am
 A delightfully talented trio of young women, Harpeth Rising is an amazing string band with intensely good harmonies, intricate instrumental work and singer-songwriter songs. Jordana Greenberg (v...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:01 am
whatsup poem #11my college major classics(latin greek ancient history)has stood me in good steadright now viewing our landI see plenty of parallels suchas rome going from senatorsto dictators to deran...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:01 am

Creativity and nutrition in packing school lunches

 My mother, amazing cook though she was, did not pack a very good school lunch, at least from a kid perspective. She really didn’t do breakfast at all, and lunch was usually leftovers from dinn...
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 05:01 pm
 In a recent blog post about the recent agitations about Confederate statues, I cited disapprovingly the opinion of economist and gadlfly Tyler Cowen. Cowen offered a fuller explication of h...
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 11:31 am
 About those Confederate statues, which I write about in my new column: Tyler Cowen, a critic of some influence these days, praised Baltimore’s mayor who decided to remove that city’s conf...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 08:38 am
I have been observing the population decline in Illinois' rural parts for decades now. (See “Devoid of life” from July 14, 2011.) In the current issue of Illinois Issues magazine,&...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:23 am

Springfield as portrayed in panoramic maps

 Springfieldians are always trying to get above themselves. As I noted in “Seeking the scenic in central Illinois” (Aug. 19, 2010), something must be seen to be scenic, and seeing the landsca...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:22 am
 The self-described “Geniuses of Wall Street” are being stupid. Again.In 2007, their stupid schemes and frauds crashed our economy, destroying middle-class jobs, wealth and opportunities. Far...

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