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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 12:00 am
I'm sure I've mentioned my complete lack of competitive athletic skills, especially in sports involving balls. Throw a ball at me, and one of two things will happen -- I'll duck or you'll hit m
Thursday, July 29, 2004 12:00 am
Last weekend, I ran in my first (and perhaps my last) seven-mile race. It was the Bix 7 in Davenport, Iowa. This was the 30th year for the race, which is held at the same time as the Bix Beider
Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:00 am
OK, things are getting a little out of hand here. Not in a bad way, though; on the contrary, things just keep getting better and better. I'm not just talking about My New Boyfriend, also known a
Thursday, July 15, 2004 12:00 am


The funny thing about my life is that things rarely go as planned. I confess that lots of times I don't even have a plan, but I really don't think it makes any difference whether I have one or not.
Thursday, July 8, 2004 12:00 am
Note to editor and everybody else: You may think I'm suddenly only writing about My New Boyfriend (MNB), but I promise that this isn't really true -- except for this week. So if you're one of th
Thursday, July 1, 2004 12:00 am
Six months ago, I wrote down my New Year's resolutions. I figure now is a good time to take some stock and do some reflecting. Not really. I'm not in the mood for anything that deep at the momen
Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:00 am
I went to the Route 66 Drive-In a couple of weeks ago, the first time this summer. Boy, the drive-in is the quintessential summer experience for me. When we were kids, we went to the drive-in,
Thursday, June 17, 2004 12:00 am

Take Grace to Work Day

I recently met Kevin Hughes, an officer with the Illinois State Police. He came to "Grace Talk #1," and I felt well-protected, knowing there was a law enforcement official in the audience. In case the
Thursday, June 10, 2004 12:00 am
This is your last opportunity to see Grace Talk #1 (8 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Stella Blue). Grace Talk #2 debuts at the end of July, but if you wait for that, you'll leave the show saying, "
Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:00 am
Last week (which feels like approximately 100 years ago), I wrote that "Grace Talk #2" would take place on July 9-10. This was grossly erroneous and wildly premature. This is because I've dec


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