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  • Leaving well enough alone

    I've been watching a robin build her nest on a ledge on my front porch. As in years gone by, the nest equates to problems ... for us. It actually mean ...
    May 10, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The Hampshire Colony First Congregational Church is the oldest Congregational church in Illinois, founded in 1831. The famous abolitionist Owen Lovejo ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Dreading the empty nest

    I came to the realization earlier this month that I am going to be a terrible empty-nester. When my kids leave for college, I am going to be a mess. I ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • The outdoor classroom

    I was watching the evening news the other night, and near the end of the broadcast, they had some footage of a Little League baseball game.
    May 16, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Lilian Steichen on Poets, Princeton and the World — 1908

    Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on Carl Sandburg and his wife, Lilian Steichen Sandburg.
    April 27, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • Politics are dirty?

    The people throughout the country cried out in anger; why are there so many problems in our land? While grumbling, they were quick to point their fing ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:08 pm
  • The only way home

    The experience of writing a series on heroin was brutal. It tossed me backwards, off my feet and into the dirt. The expectations I had heading in were ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:07 pm