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Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court … more
With the onset of the new legislative session, taxpayers are gritting their teeth to see what fiscal ignominies will be piled onto their backs. One thing is for certain. The governor is out of … more
It is said that in order to understand another person, you must walk a mile in their shoes. In this often challenging, divisive culture, the Barrington Times is creating a new column in an effort to … more
It’s a long trek. The privileged are given a ten-yard lead over the underprivileged. After six hours, both groups have covered the same distance but the privileged group is still ten yards … more
One late night, a woman with a tired voice had just answered my call. I began with the usual script, half expecting the woman to snap at me and hang up suddenly. However, she responded, so I asked … more
During the summer of 1961, I was required to read four novels from an approved list and to write a book report on each of them, to be handed in on the first day of my senior year advance placement … more
When I run into people with French Canadian ancestry, I always ask if they have discovered an ancestor who was one of les filles du roi. Most don’t know what that is. When I tell them it means … more
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