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  • Sidelines: An extraordinary experience at the ball park

    I’m not the kind of guy this usually happens to.I went to the Chicago Cubs baseball game Saturday on ...
    July 28, 2014 - 6:20 pm
  • Editor's Note: Be the good in the world

    For my birthday this year, my brother and sister-in-law made me a beautiful piece of wall art. It says, “Believe there is good in the world.”
    July 28, 2014 - 6:26 pm
  • Sidelines: Summer's half over before it's begun

    I looked out my front door and saw two neighbor kids sitting on the sidewalk in front of their house. They're about 8 and 10, a brother and sister. Us ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Editor's Note: Today's daily life, tomorrow's nostalgia

    Around our house, I do most of the cooking, but my husband always makes the grilled cheese sandwiches.
    July 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: A little dirt won't hurt, after all

    When I was an infant, my mother tells me, I would pull tissues out of their boxes and use them to dust the furniture.
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sidelines: The tinkling music of summers gone by

    It's a sound I'll never forget.To kids, it was like a modern-day version of the Pied Piper. Whenever ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sidelines: Soccer growing, but still hasn't found its niche in American sports

    Maybe I don't hang out with the right people in the right places.The last few weeks, every time I tu ...
    July 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: The friends who remain untouched by time

    Last week, someone loaned me a new book.It was the newest Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes. Gri ...
    July 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sidelines: Fireworks for my father

    I’m not the biggest fireworks guy in the world. I usually go to them on the Fourth of July because it just doesn’t seem right not to go, and because o ...
    June 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: Have fun, stay safe this Fourth of July

    This weekend is Independence Day, which means many people all over the country will celebrate our nation’s history by playing with explosives.
    June 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of bus trips to sporting events?
    I'd go; it's easier than driving
    No thanks; I don't want to ride to the game with a busload of strangers