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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
  • 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