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Second Thoughts
Monday, May 11, 2015 12:00 am
 In a 2014 column (“Why did the pedestrian not cross the road?”) I noted that merchants and property owners in downtown Springfield had been fretting out loud about automobile drivers –
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Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:00 am

Farmers markets prove remarkably durable

 It’s farmers market time. I’ve washed and starched my reusable shopping bag and hope to be first in line to buy a fine lettuce that reliably voted for the Green Party until the day it was pl
Second Thoughts
Monday, May 4, 2015 12:00 am
 As I noted in another post, the topic of this week’s disquisition over at Dyspepsiana is farmers markets. In that piece, I note that such events have grown in popularity to such an extent th
Second Thoughts
Sunday, May 3, 2015 12:00 am
 Next week I will be examining the phenomenon of the farmers market. The focus is on Springfield’s Old Capitol market, which has been operating continuously for some 20 years, after some year
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

The Field Museum wants a new diorama for some old specimens

 How much would you give so a dead hyena could have a new home? The Field Museum of Natural History is hoping you’ll give something. The museum – a world institution that, happily, happens to
Second Thoughts
Friday, April 17, 2015 12:00 am
The three or four readers who in 2014 shared my exasperation with the universal use of “for” (see All for one – and ‘for’ for all) might find amusing this mock web quiz at Clickhole inten
Second Thoughts
Friday, April 17, 2015 12:00 am
 Goodness me, has it really been five and a half years? In November, 2009, I devoted a column to new ways of dealing with the fact that when our loved ones go away forever, they leave one last
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am

The governor doesn’t want to pay to bury the poor

 Balancing a budget on the backs of poor people who are on their backs seems cold even for a member of the New Republican Party. In early April, Mr. Bruce Rauner suspended reimbursements paid by

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