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Writers Will Sometimes Give You the Quote off Their Back

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

I went back to my clothing giveaway station, pausing at every patch of navy blue along the way. My coat, my hat, and my scarf were definitely gone.

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A Truth-Telling Strategy That Will Totally Work

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

No editor wants to clutter a page with disclaimers and dependent clauses. They can insert “without providing evidence” and “despite the consensus among experts,” but the president’s words must still be presented as he said them.

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There’s Something Miraculous Inside You

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

You and I represent midpoints between infinite complexities. The universe doesn’t revolve around us, but we certainly have the best seat in town.

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Prepare for Tourism to be Disrupted

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Let me tell you about one of the next industries that will be violently disrupted by the digital age: tourism. Visitors will be offered directions and suggestions based on their browsing and buying habits. People will love it, and it will be horrible. Nobody enjoys feeling lost, especially with nobody familiar nearby to help them. […]

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Traveling is Like a Terminal Illness

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Truth is, we manage to endings better than to middles, no matter how much more common the middles may be. Every deadline is a killing. If all we had were “middlelines,” we’d never get much done.

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Superman Never Had Sandy’s Sly Smile

October 19th, 2018 No Comments

Bozo’s Circus was televised live every weekday at noon on WGN-TV. Every kid in Chicagoland dreamed of someday being in the audience for this show.

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Unasked Questions for Judge Kavanaugh

October 3rd, 2018 No Comments

Do you believe your outrage today against a secret pro-Clinton cabal comports well with the temperament required of a Supreme Court justice?

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Murphy’s Law and the American Midwest

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

The stories we tell animate the world around us, and many people in the heartland have gotten used to shading their stories in darker tones.

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Where I Learned My ABCs in Community Organizing

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

I wouldn’t be surprised if there were people back then who had the same hesitations expressed in Bethel last week. We all say we want diversity, but when diversity moves in next door, things can look very different.

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More Car Shopping Thoughts

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

In the end, I bought a car from a local fellow who advertised in the newspaper and probably nowhere else. I can’t be sure that I got the best deal, but he also can’t be sure he found the best buyer. At least in that way, he and I came out even.

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