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Luck-things

I would guess if you are over 50, or so, there were certain “luck-things” instilled in you as a kid. For instance, just walking to school co…

I urge you to color outside the lines

Not many people know I dabble with a bit of paint now and then. I love the idea of a blank canvas — always have. There’s just something so p…

The fight to be average

To the Editor, $19 billion. That’s how much more money Illinois would have in its coffers since 200…
We need a new major political party

We need a new major political party

Talking politics over coffee with a former student this past week, the two of us came up with the same thought: We need a new major politica…

Planting the seed

My first attempt at a garden was disastrous. I was a kid, and I didn’t know what I was doing. I grabbed a handful of old pumpkin seeds, nudg…

Long's first 100 days in office

Editor's note: The following commentary exceeds the PCR's 500-word limit for a Letter to the Editor, therefore, the PCR will extend the same…

Sunnin' and funnin'

Sunnin’ and funnin’ — doesn’t that sound great? It sure did to me. The end of December Jerry and I packed up a month’s worth of pills, short…

Thank you, Ted

As I began the drive home which was going to include a quick stop at the grocery store, my mind was busy with the familiar routine of priori…

Observations from the Field of Dreams

The 54th annual meeting of the Putnam County Historical Society featured a program on tornadoes — past present and future, by Victor Gensini…

Believing in the miracle

I’m sorry my website failed on the great miracle that was to happen on the 13 of April of this year. In 2007, I gave talks on Garabandal at …

A ‘shot’ of remembering

When I was kid, one of the things I dreaded was having to go to the doctor and get my vaccine record updated.
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