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Mark Twain

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  • Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum

    Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum
    When people talk about the Morton Arboretum, the too easily overlooked west suburban woodland preserve and living laboratory, summer is not the first season that falls from their tongues or springs to their minds. Autumn and its opportunity to walk,...
  • Goldberg: A message to Obama, served cold

    Goldberg: A message to Obama, served cold
    In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news. Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single...
  • Gregory Rodriguez: A political history lesson

    Gregory Rodriguez: A political history lesson
    God bless the American media. Over the last two weeks, thousands of well-educated journalists and political experts have made their mortgage payments by commenting on the antics of an idiot congressman who tweeted a picture of his genitals, and an idiot...
  • Jessica Yu's 'Last Call at the Oasis' made her a water activist

    Jessica Yu's 'Last Call at the Oasis' made her a water activist
    If you want to say that Jessica Yu burst onto the film scene in 1993 with her short "Sour Death Balls," you'd be almost literally right. The film is almost 10 minutes of people trying to handle the disgusting confection. Yu's work wins accolades,...
  • The death of the editorial (It was done in the conference room with a dull knife)

    Who killed the great American editorial? Wasn't there a time when the country had great newspapers with great editorials that regularly thundered and whispered, sighed and screamed, were outraged or outraged others? Where did they all go? Newspapers had...
  • A nibble at the world of competitive eating with a gyoza contest

    A nibble at the world of competitive eating with a <i>gyoza</i> contest
    Love lettuce wraps. Love burritos. Love the crumbs you clean from the toaster just before it's about to catch fire. So when it comes to food, I am not picky. I bust my tail — in the pool, on the trails — six days a week just to be able to...
  • A message to Obama, served cold

    In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news. Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single mother...
  • Obama's revealing reflections

    WASHINGTON -- Probing questions at presidential news conferences sometimes have a way of getting their principals to reflect on their state of mind -- and at the same time the state their presidency, particularly when things aren't going well. Back in...
  • Deja vu all over again

    "We're not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime. I'm sure." --Bob Woodward "History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme." --Attributed to Mark Twain . . . Check your calendar. Is this 2013 or 1973? Is the president of the United...
  • Living on 'river time'

    Living on 'river time'
    Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday. "Good morning, everyone!" said Capt. Alex, a fit, blue-eyed father of four who has made his career on the river. "Good morning!" came the surprisingly chipper early morning reply from my fellow...
  • The state of the language

    What ever happened to the once strong, vital, unique American language? It hasn't been seen in some time. Maybe because it's been completely covered by the thicket of "you knows" and "whatevers" and various other verbal tics that by now have overwhelmed...