Steve Lovelace

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Workplace Adventures: Oprah’s Book Club

For 15 years, Oprah Winfrey ran a “book club” on her show, where she promoted several books a year. In addition, she often had authors on promoting other books. Working at a bookstore back...

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The War Protest

In January 2003, the United States and its allies were on the verge of invading Iraq. I thought that starting a second war was a bad idea, so when a friend invited me to...

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The State Fair at Sunset

In the fall, when the temperature in Texas drops below ninety degrees, people in Dallas head out to festivals and outdoor gatherings. The biggest of these is the State Fair of Texas. Like any...

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Michigan Accent in Dallas

I’ve lived all over, but somehow I picked up a Michigan accent and never let it go. I never realized how strongly Midwestern I sounded till I moved down to Texas. The funny part...

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Samoa Stories: The Centipede

It was Saturday night in Lion’s Park. There was a party going on, and all of the palagis were in attendance. There weren’t that many mainlanders on-island, so we all tended to stick together....

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Candy from Strangers

We had problems in the Academic Assembly. Many problems, in fact. It was student government, after all. We were there to solve problems. But we couldn’t seem to solve our biggest problem of all:...

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Sagrada Familia: A Work in Progress

Have you ever visited the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona? The Sagrada Familia is my favorite building in the world. As the masterpiece of the eccentric architect Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia has a look...

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On the Banks of the Red Cedar

This Saturday, October 10, 2011, will be the 59th annual football game between Michigan State University and its in-state rival, the University of Michigan. As a die-hard Michigan State fan, I’d like to celebrate...