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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 12:00 am
How're those resolutions coming? Diet going well? I thought I'd do some actual research this week and count the diet books at the bookstore, but I quickly got bored. There were about 300 differe
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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 12:00 am
I guess it's a good time to reflect upon the past year. It was an OK year for me, all-in-all. I didn't get killed when my mom tried to capsize her fishing boat by crashing into a tsunami and I fell ba
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Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 12:00 am
I think Christmas is really all about treats. Not that this is a bad thing; on the contrary, I would be most happy on an all-fudge-and-eggnog diet. I attended a (very glittery) party last night where
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Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 12:00 am
Springfield painters Thom Whalen and Kevin Veara met 15 years ago when they were both Fine Arts undergraduates at Eastern Illinois University. They got to know each other, driving back and forth toget
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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003 12:00 am
Mom says one good thing about cold weather is that the bottle of water she keeps in her car stays icy-cold. Who wants icy-cold water when you get into the car after being in the icy-cold coldness, is
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Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 12:00 am
The only family Christmas tradition I remember vividly from my childhood is piling into the car and driving around looking at lights while my brother and I fought in the back seat. I can't remember wh
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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 12:00 am

The buying season

Not many days left till Christmas, have you bought anything yet? Way back in September, my friend Pam was talking about gifts she'd already purchased. Christmas was nowhere on my radar back then. Bu
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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003 12:00 am

Gingerbread mania

For the past few weeks the house has been filled with the chaos of construction: clouds of dust, floor littered with debris, no room to set anything anywhere. Powdered sugar dust, that is. Sticky f
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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 12:00 am
I love to dance. Since my return to Springfield I've been out a few times, but only to one place -- The Station House, the gay dance bar downtown where the music is great and you can dance for a while
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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 12:00 am

Back here

OK, I guess what I'm doing here is trying to prove Tom Wolfe wrong. He went back to his hometown, he wrote a very thick book titled You Can't Go Home Again, and it went on and on and on. I can't remem

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