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Last Updated Sep 27, 2016 08:05PM

TRIGGER WARNING: If you dislike it when a columnist climbs up on her soapbox and lets loose with a rant, then close this screen right now and back away slowly. OK. Now that we have that out of the way, let me tell you about what recently happened when friends and I were walking up South Temple Street around 6 a.m. This is something we do every day btw. Have done for years. And you would be amazed by the things we’ve seen in the wee hours of the morning, …

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    Updated Sep 20 2016 08:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Sep 13 2016 09:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Sep 08 2016 05:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • How Mac Barnett decided to make a children’s book about making books
    Books saved my life when I was 6 years old. I was ill, and because of the illness, I was confined to bed for most of the school year. Fortunately, the...
    Updated Sep 04 2016 11:28 am   |     |   Share


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