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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 I could walk you to within very few feet, perhaps inches, of the exact spot I was on at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 1963. I was on the Butler Elementary School playground playing Artillery Ball after l...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 We were young. We were innocent. We were naive. And from that afternoon on, nothing was the same.I had just finished lunch in the Gizmo at Knox College. As I walked down the long sunlit gallery ...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
 One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next ...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
 1  all hallows eve sequencehow to cope with that word halloweena time before the day beforea time for welcoming a healthy hoursomething wholesome a pleasing scentlike bread baking in the ov...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
My father died in 2004; my mother five years later. Anyone who has lost their parents knows one of the bittersweet tasks of grieving – going through all their stuff, deciding what to give away, thro...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
 The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?Congress is unable to do its job. It displays neither competence nor responsibility. It lurches – reeling from ...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 Will Congress ever get its act together? That question is likely on the minds of many Americans, but the latest impasse should actually serve as a reminder that we need to redouble our efforts t...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 03:37 pm
Vachel Lindsay spoke at my mother’s graduation from Springfield High in 1931. I still have the program. Mom adored him. In her eyes he was young, reckless, exotic and incredibly talented. She wo...


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