Times Observerhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/category.detail/nav/5054/Local Commentariesen-usSun, 31 Jul 2016 01:06:11 EDTSun, 31 Jul 2016 01:06:11 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssRaising Promethea mothshttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616933.htmlWhen I was 8 years old and in second grade my aunt bought me a kit to raise Monarch butterflies. I was then, and still am obsessed with butterflies.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTCatching bass in the weedshttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616926.htmlFishing had been good during the last couple of hours before sunset. We caught several largemouth bass. Most were less than 13 inches-long, but a couple of 2-pound fish made things more interesting.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTSummer in the Second Cityhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616922.htmlIt has been over forty years since I last visited Chicago and boy, has the Second City changed. The Chicago I remember from the 1960's and 70's was heavily industrial, a steak and ale town.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTAmerica's favorite desserthttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616919.htmlThere was no doubt about it my husband loved ice cream. After barn chores were done especially in the summer months he enjoyed a big bowl of ice cream. I do not think he had any favorite flavor. He liked them all.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTAfterthoughtshttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/616923.htmlGoing fads While debating the pros and cons of backyard chickens at a recent meeting, one planning commission member brought up another upcoming urban livestock fad: goats.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT