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 By Sally Hartmann    Opinion

Three dozen columns sum it up

My tenure as a contributing columnist officially ends today with my 31st column for the Hinsdalean. Adding five written earlier for The Doings brings the total to 36 over 10 years.... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Sally Hartmann    Opinion

Three phases of togetherness

I'm doing final edits to this column on April 28. Perhaps things have changed by the time you're reading it, but I hope not. So far, our family has weathered the pandemic by being... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Sally Hartmann    Opinion

Hitting a bump in my education

My husband and I have been huge fans of the "Great Courses" DVDs for years. Each of the hundreds of courses available typically includes 24 or 36 half-hour lessons taught by... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Sally Hartmann    Opinion

Especially happy landings

As a former very frequent flier, I’ve followed the news about Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane crisis and the appointment of a new CEO to drive major change. While this news hasn’t... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Sally Hartmann    Opinion

Ours is a family of immigrants

More than 10,000 years ago, people began migrating from Eurasia to North America. Because sea levels were low, they could walk across a small landmass where the Bering Straits are... — Updated 12/11/2019

 By Sally Hartmann    Opinion

Downstairs at the Hartmanns

Our family moved to Hinsdale in 1976, buying a more spacious house on a wooded lot with an easy walk to the train. An especially appreciated feature was our much-needed, first-ever... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Sally Hartmann    Opinion

Appreciating life's silver linings

The classic film "Gaslight" (1944), starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, has been a favorite of mine for years. (Spoiler alert: Set in Victorian London, the dashing,... — Updated 9/20/2019


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