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Pace: When life becomes too heavy to bear

I don’t really know if any one explanation can explain this statement, but here goes my interpretation.

When life collects itself to me means things catch up with the present. Things you thought were reality and good turn into a revolving door and allow the unimaginable to be present in your life space.


Visual: Library can offer ‘a lovely escape’

Rantoul Public Library is definitely the place to be for great summer fun. From the reading program Reading by Design to exciting activities and events, the library offers you and your family a lovely escape from the usual routine.


Porter: Visualizing that old record player smell

By DAVID PORTER

Rantoul Press columnist

Big Vince was sitting in a corner by himself, puffing on a fat cigar and looking like his dog had just died. This isn’t like Vince. So I pulled up a chair next to him and studied his grim face for a moment.


Summer series part II: Whether you like it or not, sports gambling will be legal nationwide in 5-10 years

When I was a sophomore in college, I watched as four friends — one jumping on the couch, another shielding his eyes, one with his face 2 inches from the TV and another on all fours desperately looking up at the screen — gutted out the final 30 seconds of a college basketball game between Wichita State and Western Kentucky at 3 in the morning during ESPN’s Tip-Off


Porter: Be wary of people who want to publish your work for free

By DAVID PORTER

Rantoul Press columnist

One of the best things (for me) about writing this weekly drivel is that it serves as an external memory.


Poremba: Most people help without looking for reward

I have been asked if there must be a reward when helping someone. As usual my answer is no.

I was told I was wrong and no one should do anything for free. The woman I was talking to sounded quite harsh about it, and in fact portrays herself as a Christian woman.


Reeder: Still longing for day when race is no longer a factor

SPRINGFIELD – I was chatting with a friend the other day and we got to talking about “white privilege.”

Lots of white folks, myself included, fail to always notice the advantages we receive every day.


Fogal: Volunteering can be tough, but it’s worth it

By HEIDE FOGAL

Rantoul Press columnist

DEWEY — Life at SHARE is a wondrous thing; one never knows what can happen.

Horses can get colic, or perhaps two ornery ones decide not to get along. Yes, volunteers step in and help out. Horses, ponies, donkeys all need us volunteers.


Visel: Escape for summer fun at library

Rantoul Public Library is definitely the place to be for great summer fun. From the reading program Reading by Design to exciting activities and events, the library offers you and your family a lovely escape from the usual routine.


Porter: This is what makes some ketchup fancy

By DAVID PORTER

Rantoul Press columnist

I went to put some ketchup on my fries today and noticed that it was not just any ordinary ketchup. It was fancy ketchup.