Essay

Essay: Dollar Bill

Dec 2, 2014
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The next time you open your wallet to pay for something with cash, it’s likely you will have a couple of 'ones' in there. They are the lowest denomination that US paper money comes in, and Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank hopes we keep it that way.

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

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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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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.

Essay: Fred and Me

Oct 30, 2014
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Although some towns in the area have already celebrated their Halloween, tomorrow marks the actual all hallows eve. 

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

Oct 18, 2014
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Heidi Friedrichs reads her essay, Heidi's Goats Love the Farm As Much As She Does.

Essay: September

Sep 25, 2014
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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.

Essay: John Doe

Sep 10, 2014
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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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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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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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