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Change of SubjectThese photos by Ken Carl from Friday night's "Songs of Good Cheer" show at the Old Town School of Folk Music captured the event very well. More below, as well as the excerpt from Mary Schmich' 1996 column, "Vivid memories......
Change of SubjectThe prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......
Change of SubjectTwo more recordings from last weekend's "Songs of Good Cheer" concerts. The first is an sweet, old carol from the British Isles. Dunstan Lullaby .mp3 The second...I know, I know. But if anyone can soften you to the carol often......
Change of SubjectFor every two hours of sitting, the negative consequences are equivalent to the positive consequences of a half hour of exercise.... Lynette Craft, assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, quoted...
Change of SubjectMy pal Eric asked me Tuesday what I thought about the people who rallied outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home Monday evening to protest the proposal to close seven Chicago public schools and radically overhaul 10 more. We agreed: The protesters......
Change of SubjectFrom Pulitzer.org: Awarded to Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune for her wide range of down-to-earth columns that reflect the character and capture the culture of her famed city. Finalists Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Nicholas...
Change of SubjectWhen Mary Schmich's mother died in July, 2010, I posted an anthology of the wonderful columns she'd written about her and about their relationship. It's some of Mary's finest work, and on the occasion of her being named winner of......
Let's just quote my colleague Mary Schmich: "Because no friendly singalong would feel right without an edge, every year we offer a contest. This allows audience members to do the only thing that's more fun in life than singing, i.e. competing." Eric Zorn...
On Friday evening, if everything goes according to Jim Zwit's plan, he and 14 other Vietnam veterans will stand next to home plate at U.S. Cellular Field to be honored by the Chicago White Sox. Most of the guys haven't seen each other since the 1971...
The Harris family's life began to unravel around dawn on the last day of August. R.J. Harris, who is 77, was in bed when a noise jolted him awake. Bam. What was that? Bam. It sounded like an explosion. Bam. The front door swung open and officers in...
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