It always comes down to politics

It always comes down to politics

During a time when national scandals have become commonplace, the way we react to them is often intriguing, entertaining, and predictable. The recent ...

April 15th, 2019 |  


Reunion brings a step back in time

Reunion brings a step back in time

My high school class will celebrate its 45th reunion this year.Yep, the good old class of ’74 (that’s 1974, not 1874). “We’re ...

April 14th, 2019 |  


I will never say never (again)

I will never say never (again)

You would have though, after 45 years of consistently being proven wrong on a nearly daily basis, I would have learned to “never say never.̶...

April 13th, 2019 |  



An evolutionary feat

Most, if not all of humanity strives for the next big thing. We are constantly evolving in different aspects of everyday life, so how is it surprising...

April 12th, 2019 |  


Reading is a human right

Reading is a human right

Children and adults in all countries around the globe deserve to be able to read. Literacy is a fundamental human right.Literacy for AllThe United Nat...

April 12th, 2019 |  


All in a day’s work

All in a day’s work

As I look at the calendar, April 8th has some significance for me. It was on that date, twenty five years ago, that I got my first real job. Faced wit...

April 8th, 2019 |  


Chock-full weekend in Rowdytown

Chock-full weekend in Rowdytown

It is a busy weekend of events here in our not-so-sleepy village. First, this Friday evening, the third all-you-can-eat walleye fish fry at St. Teresa...

April 7th, 2019 |  


Thought police — oops, Medicare — for all

Thought police — oops, Medicare — for all

The new Medicare for All bill (H.R. 1384) has come and hopefully will go the way of the pet rock. Everybody now knows the basics: the government will ...

April 6th, 2019 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Who is ‘we?’

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Who is ‘we?’

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Who is ‘we?’With pre-emptive apologies to grammarians everywhere, today we ponder the following question:Who is “...

April 5th, 2019 |  


Don’t answer the telephone

In January a Denver couple received a scam phone call from a man who told them he had kidnapped their daughter. The man was very convincing that their...

April 5th, 2019 |