Aug. 23, 2015: A hill, a home and a capital

It never felt unusual to see people having fun at 126 N. Congress.

For two years, it seemed to be the natural spot for my college friends to nurse (or shotgun) a few beers on the porch as we solved the world’s problems one at a time, or host a Thanksgiving-style dinner, or pre-game before heading out for the night. It was the place for a bonfire with sweaters or a cookout with sunglasses. A huge party with thumping music or an intimate gathering during mom’s or dad’s weekend.

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July 25, 2015: Things you notice when you go to the movies as much as I do

I love movies, but I think I love the movie-going experience more. Here are some things that I’ve observed this summer…

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July 10, 2015: New York City ticker-tape parade for women’s soccer team

When the U.S. national women’s soccer team was cheered on by fans Friday, it was the first time that a women’s sports team had a ticker-tape parade down New York City’s Canyon of Heroes.  After the team’s big World Cup win this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “It’s about time, isn’t it?”

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