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 By Katie Hughes    Opinion 

Do they know it's Christmas?

There's a quote from one of my favorite TV shows, "One Tree Hill," that has stuck with me from the moment I first heard it: "Six billion people in the world. Six billion souls. And... — Updated 12/6/2023

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

The well-worn path of letting go

I recently enlisted my children to help organize our basement storage area, which houses everything from Christmas decorations and suitcases to sentimental items no one has the... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Kelly Abate    Opinion

'Light' read offers deep insights

I brought a book with me when I traveled this summer. I was not invested in it; in fact, I predicted I'd finish it on the plane and leave it there. It was a guilt read, meaning it... — Updated 9/20/2023


Life can be pleasant on the other side of the street

I've often said that in another life, I'd be a sociologist. I'm fascinated by how people live behind their front doors. Years ago, a young me would jog in the city and look into... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Laura LaPlaca    Opinion

Songs of summer best when belted out in a crowd

Summertime is concert time! Do you remember your first concert? Mine was Sly and the Family Stone. Can't say I was a big fan, but as a college freshman the invitation was hard to... — Updated 7/5/2023

 By Denise Joyce    Opinion

Funny how phrases can bind us

When my mom passed away in 2016, her legacy included some prime Missouri farmland and a household inventory that ranged from English collectibles, coffee-table books on Great... — Updated 3/29/2023

 By Kevin Cook    Opinion

Hinsdaleans, we need to stop

I closely eyeballed the stop sign at the intersection of Fourth and Lincoln streets. It appeared to be in good working order. "STOP" was spelled correctly, the red was the... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Snow much for winter!

It might be an unpopular opinion, but I genuinely like snow. I'm not referring to the icy, slushy nonsense we've experienced thus far - I'm talking about that snowman-making,... — Updated 2/22/2023

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Age doesn't always bring answers

I used to think that when I got older, I would have more answers - to who I am, who I want to be, and just to life in general. Well, now that I am older, I can see that sentiment... — Updated 2/15/2023

 By Bill Barre    Opinion

Are you listening to this music?

Among my several pet peeves is perhaps the granddaddy of them all - loud music playing everywhere, all the time, yet no one is listening. "What music?" If no one is listening to... — Updated 2/8/2023

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Big Apple visit a holiday treat

Christmas is the most magical time of year - a time for family, friends, joy and many blessings. For as long as I can remember, I have spent my Christmases in Hinsdale with my... — Updated 12/21/2022

 By Bill Barre    Opinion

Gray is great, or so they say

Decorating used to be a laborious process of looking through hundreds of colors, fabrics and other materials until you found just the right combination and balance. Not anymore.... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Getting back in the saddle

Like many kids, I loved horses. They were my favorite thing to draw, my favorite thing to talk about and my favorite thing to collect - in My Little Pony form, of course. I would... — Updated 9/7/2022

 By Jim Slonoff    Opinion

Sticks and stones aren't only things that hurt

When I was a child, growing up on Chicago's northwest side, there was a saying that went something like this: "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me."... — Updated 8/24/2022


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