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Listening for the bell

Listening for the bell

Aug 17 2015

Listen for the wheels rolling, or a bell ring followed by the words, “on the left.” That was a task for me…

Two dollar gas?

Two dollar gas?

Aug 10 2015

At a social event last week, conversation turned to whether it’s possible we will soon see $2 a gallon gasoline. In our…

A peak ahead

A peak ahead

Aug 04 2015

I snapped this picture in Effingham yesterday, one of seven Tesla charging┬ásites listed in Illinois. These cars are priced out of the…

Another grain veteran

Another grain veteran

Jul 07 2015

I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to learn about some grain industry veterans for pieces published in the Grain Journal. These are…

Delivering the mail

Delivering the mail

Jun 15 2015

Today is opening day for the 99th year of the Lake Geneva mailboat. Once an integral part of a typical summer day…

Here’s one middle school teacher who remains a fixture

Here’s one middle school teacher who remains a fixture

Jun 08 2015

    Occasionally, I hear frustration with the students of today. This is not surprising considering how good and well behaved my…

Thinking of Cubbie blue

Thinking of Cubbie blue

Jun 08 2015

Saturday night I found myself in an establishment full of Chicago Blackhawks fans. While they didn’t get the outcome they wanted on…

New EIU president follows his heart

New EIU president follows his heart

May 31 2015

David Glassman begins his tenure as president of Eastern Illinois University today. After his appointment, the curious me wondered what leads someone…

On games and information consumers

On games and information consumers

May 28 2015

Two items on my Twitter from publishing guru Jane Friedman: 1. 92 percent of 2 year olds in the United States play…

Pondering the future

Pondering the future

May 20 2015

Periodically, I get out for lunch. In the conversation last week, the future of television arose. “The next five years will be…

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