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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
we climbed a stony path to our snugcottage my granddaughter and meI walked with decorated polestheir tips blunted our hosts’ cottagewas below they raised their shadesto show us they were up we raise...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word “pu...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
Thursday, Aug. 21, is the next installment of the entertaining and informative PechaKucha at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Some of Springfield’s movers-and-shakers take the stage and talk about...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 Theatre in the Park at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Pajama Game on Aug. 15-17 and 21-23. Directed by Sean Rose of Jacksonville, the st...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 As a founder and longtime member of the popular “trop rock” band Boat Drunks, Mike Miller spends his time making music. He retired from the BDs in 2008 after several successful years, then r...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 The large and looming presence of the Illinois State Fair continues shadowing all our entertainment choices for the upcoming weekend. As the fair winds down on Sunday, live music rules the roost...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 Having now sat through three Expendables movies, I can safely say that this is the most predictable franchise in film history. Nothing, and I mean nothing, comes as a surprise in Sylvester Stall...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 Most of my summer desserts focus on seasonal fruits at their succulently flavorful peak: berries, melons, peaches, nectarines and plums bought at farmers markets and roadside stands. But tropica...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 A close friend has a drinking problem. His wife kicked him out, he lost his job, and he’s been a lousy father to their 1-year-old son. He begged to stay with me (his only single friend) and ha...
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...

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