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A woman’s young son took his life five years ago on this day. To her it still feels like yesterday because the pain cuts so deep.

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A couple of musician friends were talking a while back about some of the gigs they played. They spoke of the dynamics of the crowd and the charged atmosphere.

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I was in a South Side grocery store deli several weeks ago when I saw an old friend order some sliced bologna.

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Happy Thanksgiving. I know it’s hard for some of us to add happy to Thanksgiving this year because of the pandemic, but you can still find reason to be happy and thankful. For starters, be happy and thankful if you or any of your loved ones don’t have the coronavirus.

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Since I’ve retired, I don’t get Downtown much. But a few weeks ago I did venture there to the Cafe Pony Expresso for a good cup of coffee.