Essay

Regional
11:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Essay: My Favorite National Holiday is Thanksgiving

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On this Thanksgiving holiday, Lake Effect essayist Kyle Cherek has been thinking about access to food.

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Regional
11:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Essay: We Don't Eat Peacocks - A South American Family's First Thanksgiving

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Lake Effect essayist Alexandra Rosas comes from a more recent immigrant family – having come here from Colombia in the 1960s. She remembers her family’s first Thanksgiving as assimilating Americans.

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Regional
3:27 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Essay: From One Mom to the Eyes that are Watching

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Lake Effect essayist Lane Pierce – the mom of a toddler – would urge you to look at public temper tantrums a little differently in the future.

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Arts & Culture
3:35 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Essay: Fred and Me

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Although some towns in the area have already celebrated their Halloween, tomorrow marks the actual all hallows eve. 

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Arts & Culture
10:37 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Essay: Heidi's Goats Love The Farm As Much As She Does

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Heidi Friedrichs reads her essay, Heidi's Goats Love the Farm As Much As She Does.

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Essay: September

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We’re into the last week of September now. It’s a month that, even years after you left school, can still feel like a melancholy transition in life.

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Politics & Government
2:14 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Essay: John Doe

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Lawyers arguing on both sides of the John Doe investigation were in Chicago Tuesday as prosecutors sought to restart the investigation, which was brought to a halt in May.  

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Psychobabble Essay: The Joke About the Hat

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There’s a comic strip – it’s a classic Calvin and Hobbes strip -  tacked up in my office.  Four panels, all featuring our young hero, which read like this: “Here I am.  Happy and content.  But not euphoric.  So now I’m no longer content.  I’m unhappy – my day is ruined.  I need to stop thinking while I’m ahead.”

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Politics & Government
11:56 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Nixon's Legacy, Forty Years After His Pardon

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Monday is the 40th anniversary of President Gerald R. Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, the only President in American history to resign.

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Arts & Culture
2:24 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Essay: A Million Lumps

A missing mattress holds a woman's inheritance.
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A timeless parable of savings and family love from Lake Effect essayist George Berdes.

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