| May 24, 2011
| 11:05 AM
Although I track my grocery spending, I don't generally track my family's restaurant spending. We tend to eat out only occasionally, maybe eating in a restaurant three times a month and ordering pizza on Friday nights. But in the past two weeks, due to...
| Jun 4, 2010
Forty years ago, when the young Charles Page was first designing and building custom homes, he faced a pesky problem. The houses he built were going up amid the forests and marshes of suburban Riverwoods. Mosquitoes there were so thick, "I got to the...
| Mar 16, 2008
Obama's opening statement:
So what I want to do, if this is OK with you guys, I want to start just by talking about my house purchase and Tony Rezko because that's something that I know you guys have editorialized on, suggesting that we haven't...
| Mar 12, 2010
| 8:45 AM
Like surgeons with their array of implements, well-organized cooks know that having ingredients, pans and utensils near at hand makes all the difference — only at home, no surgical team is on duty.
That is why the vast array of organizational items...
| Jan 24, 2010
For the past several months, my home page has been James Maliszewski's blog Grognardia. Though it's nominally about "the history and traditions of the hobby of role-playing" -- Dungeons & Dragons and its ilk -- it's also an invigorating meditation on...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 9:58 AM
S.A. "Sam" Jernigan doesn't regret buying a 20-acre lot in Grass Valley, Calif., for her dream house. But the process, she admits, is "not for the faint of heart."
"I'm an interior designer, and my husband was a Realtor, so we knew something about buying...
| May 12, 2009
| 12:45 AM
Join Dave Kaplan and the Listeners for Lung Health team for the 24th Annual Lake Tour Bike Trek on June 12, 13 & 14, 2009. Join cyclists of all levels to support the American Lung Association's Fight for Air!
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| Dec 5, 2008
When the Yingling family moved into their 1920s Georgian North Shore house, the kitchen décor was tasteful if somewhat dull and the room cramped. Dark maple cabinets lined the walls of the square area, eating up an entire corner with little space left...
| Dec 7, 2007
The shower stall is taking over the bathroom.
Once relegated to the background as a cramped space with a single dripping showerhead, the shower stall now has come onto its own. In many master bathrooms, the shower stall evokes images of a luxury hotel...
| May 4, 2008
Some question to consider when deciding whether to buy a second home:
Do I know the market?
Most second-home buyers have time on their sides, even more so in this buyer's market, says Margaret S. Canfield, an agent with Keefe Real Estate in Lake Geneva,...
| Mar 15, 2008
Trying to put his past with Antoin "Tony" Rezko behind him, presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday said he never thought the nowindicted Chicago businessman would try to take advantage of him because his old friend had never asked for a political...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva ST. PAUL - Well, that moment of silence for Hurricane Gustav appears to have passed, because the Republican Party is circulating a wire story about George Clooney - noted celebrity - staging a fundraiser for Barack Obama......