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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Some films go out of their way to have their plots act as a metaphor for the action on screen. Case in point, the recent horror film Oculus, about an evil spirit that lives in a mirror, sports a...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Every year of my life, violets have appeared on our dinner table. Occasionally they show up in a vase, but far more often we use them as a garnish for salads and spring vegetables, especially as...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 I’ve been going to the same primary care doctor for a few years. I’m very attracted to him, and I believe he’s attracted to me, too. There’s always been a dynamic between us. I thought i...
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...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 One of the most entertaining and fun times to be had this year will be at the Springfield Pride Drag Race on April 25 at its new location this year in the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Contestan...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Jeremiah Elugbadebo’s group homes rub building inspectors the wrong way

 On the second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Jeremiah Elugbadebo can usually be found in Springfield’s drab city council chambers, waiting for his turn in front of the city’s adm...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield photographer has a passion for the homeless

 In the middle of the gazebo at Washington Park in Springfield sits a homeless man named Bill Guyer. A quiet, thoughtful man, Guyer strums a guitar skillfully while his duffel bag containing all...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 A poll taken for Rasmussen Reports earlier this month found that Gov. Pat Quinn’s unfavorable rating was 55 percent. That’s pretty darned bad, and perhaps the worst in the nation. But G...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
Found poem: letter from my father To the editor of the Beloit Daily News: This note is addressed to the family who discarded their family cat on Colley Road just east of the I-90 underpass. This cat v...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 On Monday, April 14, the Washington Post and the Guardian U.S. newspapers received the Pulitzer for Journalism Public Service for their reports on NSA spying. In light of their hard work, let’...

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