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  • Kyle Tyrrell, Glenview

    Kyle Tyrrell, Glenview
    Age: 28 Writing letters since: 2013 Life story in 100 words or fewer: Had a tumultuous childhood; grew up in Glenview with his mother and grandparents; never met his father. After attending Catholic schools all his life, went to DePaul University...
  • Deep Creek's Blue Moon Rising vacation village

    More than 150 years ago, famed philosopher Henry David Thoreau published his iconic book “Walden,” which chronicled his two years living as one with nature in a cabin set on Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Today, some travelers who seek a...
  • Eula Biss' 'On Immunity' is a beautiful shot of insight

    Eula Biss' 'On Immunity' is a beautiful shot of insight
    "The womb is sterile," Eula Biss observes toward the end of "On Immunity: An Inoculation," her meditation on the risks and rewards of vaccination, "and so birth is the original inoculation." From the moment of our emergence, this means, we are equally...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Statistics don't always tell a true story

    I didn't want to comment on the article appearing in the Valley Sun titled, “Mom: Teens need more sleep.” I had other fish to fry but the idea that school days should be started later to give teens more sleep rubbed me the wrong way....
  • Direct democracy not an option

    George A. Nation in his Your View asks, "Does the Constitution create a republic or democracy?" He then proceeds to explain the technical difference between the two and concludes that the Founding Fathers saw little difference between them and that...
  • Containing Islamic State Will Be A Long-Term Struggle

    Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Barack Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State. True, he's been driven there by public opinion. Does anyone imagine that without the broadcast beheadings we'd be doing...
  • Review: 'Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day' ★★ 1/2
    Whatever else children take from Judith Viorst's delightful "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," the sly subtext of this picture-heavy book is how exhausting and sometimes misguided the optimism of the eternally optimistic can...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the irreplaceable Supreme Court justice

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the irreplaceable Supreme Court justice
    To the editor: I find the debate about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg more than fascinating, and I understand those who would have her retire so that President Obama may pick her replacement. ("Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no...
  • The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight

    The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight
    With two-thirds of American adults considered overweight, a lot of people are trying to shed pounds. It can be a challenging journey, and many folks find that they get tripped up by a major obstacle: themselves. Here are some common ways dieters...
  • When Josh and Benny Safdie Met Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

    From the brothers Warner to the brothers Weinstein, the movie business has long been a fraternal affair, though sibling director teams (Coen, Hughes, Wachowski) are a relatively new concept, and one that always inspired a raft of predictable questions:...
  • Japan service sector sentiment unchanged in September: government survey

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's service sector sentiment index was unchanged in September, staying below the 50-point threshold that separates pessimism from optimism for the second straight month, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Wednesday. The survey of...