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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 11:01 am

A man with three first names fighting for the every man

Today by chance, I read about a young man who died recently. Jacob David George was a banjo-playing singer/songwriter, bicyclist/activist who rode across the country with a message. His message was...
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 01:39 pm

Five reasons to love and hate the Illinios State Fair

Five reasons to love and hate the Illinois State Fair....
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 02:23 pm

My tribute to Robin Williams

Robin Williams – yup, here, too -- my mind is full of him today. A friend and I had lunch recently. He was troubled deeply, cried as he told me his mother-in-law had killed herself while dru...
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 10:28 am
Springfield’s Thao Le ventured out to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe this weekend to the 311 concert. Formed in the ’90s, the five-member alternative rock band is wrapping up their summe...
Monday, July 28, 2014 08:44 am
This is Kevin Stein. Who is Kevin Stein? He is the Illinois Poet Laureate, and has been since 2003. Stein teaches English at Bradley University.So why I am telling you about Kevin Stein? Bec...
Saturday, July 26, 2014 06:37 pm

Springfield Art Association Paint the Street

 The black tent was the closest shelter. I was worried about my phone and purse contents. Folks were crowded under the Myers Building overhang. It was really starting to pour. The sky was dark. T...
Friday, June 13, 2014 08:19 am

A poem by Hugh Moore

 FULL MOON: CORN MOON It hears a root make movement in the soil, words that leaves make when the wind comes strong and sudden. Reads that map the shadows trace to show where...
Friday, May 9, 2014 09:01 am

Illustration contest winners announced

This just in: A contest encouraging children to illustrate the poetry of Vachel Lindsay generated 200 submissions of turtles, crows and other colorful critters. The top 15 drawings will be recog...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 04:20 pm

A song by John C. Van Orman

On the last evening of National Poetry Month, I want to share with you a song authored by John C. Van Orman called “Vachel Lindsay Walks Springfield.” It is about Vachel Lindsay (pictured above,...
Friday, April 25, 2014 04:51 pm

A poem by Ginny Lee

Nixon died this week, 20 years ago on April 22, 1994. Photographer Ginny Lee wrote this poem on April 28, 1994 about the man for a class.   Nixon died last night  Well, I guess y...

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