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Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 12:00 am

He says that I jump from topic to topic and don’t make sense

Untitled Document One last shot at the Great American Novel, and I need help. I’m taking an online writing course from a university. It’s a simple agenda: Students ar
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Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 12:00 am

The Tour de France had nothing on the Tour de Yorkville

Untitled Document It’s Tour de France time, but we’re not interested here, because no Americans are in the hunt — but I’m looking for a new sport to watch
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:00 am

It helps to have someone who shares your delusions

Untitled Document He hadn’t always been handsome — indeed, until the age of 15 he was average-looking — but then Tony “Mole” McMurphy set him straig
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:00 am

How the governor and one of his constituents take care of business

Untitled Document She lived in the four-room house her father built. She had been away from home only once, 37 years ago, one year in college. She came home pregnant. The baby
Guest Opinion
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 12:00 am

Or the man who understood George W. Bush

Untitled Document It’s a beautiful day, normal people are doing normal things, and I’ve just finished a three-hour online debate with five twentysomething college-stu
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:00 am

At their core, they’re all basically idiots

Untitled Document It’s a perfect night for a ballgame, and I’ve lucked into box seats only five rows behind the Sox dugout. The young couple to my left is discussing
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 12:00 am

Rites of passage — but nobody is listening

Untitled Document He has a commanding presence and deep rich voice. He speaks, and no one listens. The grandparents here have heard it all in another time; they have hear
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:00 am

Things get hairy until justice is served

Untitled Document One upon a time when honesty was prized and a man was defined by his work, Mort the Barber stopped cutting hair. As far as anyone knew Mort had been cutting h
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 12:00 am

In which a mountain man flings silly women into the abyss

Untitled Document My wife, her brother, sister-in-law, two nephews, and a niece-in-law are hiking the Grand Canyon. It’s down, around, exploring, then up and out — fo
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 12:00 am

When the skies turn unfriendly, there’s turbulence ahead

Untitled Document Two seats have opened up in a Las Vegas poker tournament, and Mookie and I have locked in over the Internet. No time to drive; we have to fly. Mookie doesn̵


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