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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 12:00 am
I'm looking for Lisa Pauley's office, and she is giving me directions on the phone: "Go three miles, past a brown house, and then, on Bruns Lane, take a right." I try to envision this, but for
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 12:00 am
I broke my toe. OK, I'm not 100 percent sure that it's broken. All I know is, it happened a couple weeks of ago, the pain hasn't abated, and attempting to run on it makes the pain worse. Walkin
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 12:00 am
Cars have never been my thing. But last Friday night I got to ride in a Thing in the Route 66 Festival Cruise -- a Volkswagen Thing, to be exact. So that brings things (such as they are) full c
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 12:00 am
The last time I was in Denver, I helped with my friend Kelly's wedding. She was a week away from marrying a great guy named Rob, and they were frantically trying to pull this wedding off by the
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004 12:00 am
When I was a kid, I suddenly realized that every other kid listened to music -- everybody had a favorite song, a favorite group he or she listened to. My head was always buried in books, and I'
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 12:00 am
Did you see that movie Pay It Forward? Kevin Spacey was in it, as were Haley Joel Osment and Jon Bon Jovi. Here's something funny about Jon Bon J. You're probably aware he's a big rock star. He used
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 12:00 am
"You can write about fall for this issue, if you want," said my editor. Fall? Fall? Is anybody thinking about fall right now? Are you kidding me? I mean, it was suddenly strangely chilly for a
Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 12:00 am
You may have read last week that I claimed to love the fried cheese curds at the Illinois State Fair. I loved them on opening day, when I first sampled them. Because I wrote about them, I decid
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 12:00 am
There are two kinds of people in this town: those who like the Illinois State Fair and those who don't. I have always loved the fair: The food. The rides. The Butter Cow. The Society Horse Show


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