Category Archives: Local News

What If She Says No?

If you are not familiar with the term “lip dub,” it’s really hard to explain but involves filming lots of people as they lip sync to a song. Some towns and such have done them as tourism promotions, and here … Continue reading

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Middle America At Its Worst

When I lived in and near Rogers Park in Chicago I visited a place called the Heartland Cafe, a tree-hugging cafe with drinks and live entertainment. Many years later I came across the Heartland Institute, also in Chicago, and thought … Continue reading

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For No Reason In Particular

So I was talking to a high school freshman, and he reminded me of the famous Bushism where he mangled the saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Skipping the context of the conversation, … Continue reading

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Just Checking In

Updated to WP 3.3.1. Does it still work? Yep, but theme crashed. Working . . .

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Schizophrenic Politico

When Politico came on the scene I thought it was a conservative push masked in objectivity. Since then I’ve heard too many stories calling Politico out for its flaws while also seeing many posts linking to a Politico article to … Continue reading

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Spam Spam Spam

Unfortunately, this is not about a Monty Python sketch. I get a regular stream of spam comments generated by bots of some sort. I could stop this, but at least I know the comment system is working. The texts of … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Chicago

If only. So it was inevitable that we’d get to this point. It may have come a little earlier than expected, but of course at some point Mitt Romney would accuse Obama of “Chicago-style” politics. And, like sun rise follows … Continue reading

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Farm Reports

This is just a little aside about life in the corn belt. Having moved to this small, rural town dominated by a large state university I’ve noticed a few differences, one of them being the lack of traffic congestion. This … Continue reading

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What Recession?

At work we had a record month in sales. Not just for a usually slow July, but for any month in the company’s history. You’d have to go back six years to find the now number two month. How can … Continue reading

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New Digs

I have relocated for my new job in the printing/graphics industry. I have not left the teaching profession per se, but needed the work. Perhaps next year I’ll be back in the hunt. I am getting acclimated to life in … Continue reading

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