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Wamre: Why you should take the train

In the midst of reading yet another ponderous article about how North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un believes the U.S. is disrespecting him, and then laboring through…

Is Junius Heights haunted?

If you live in the historic Junius Heights neighborhood, you may need to stock up on bundles of sage and cans of blue paint…

When your doorbell is a piano

What is 4 feet tall, bright red, has 88 keys and alerts you to visitors?   Your doorbell, of course.  But only if you’re…

Schools shouldn’t be a commodity

School is back in session, along with all the promises and perils that go with it. The news last month rightly trumpeted the generosity…

The tao of Willie

Last man standing Want to know the difference between you, me and Willie Nelson? He can laugh about the future, and most of us…