I didn’t sleep soundly last night. Oh well, at least I have an hour and a half until my alarm goes off. Just enough time for a quick snooze. Time to go back to sleep …
We all know raising children is not the easiest job in the world. Yet it is fun to choose a topic of family life that makes us feel like we actually have gone through a stage of parenting somewhat unscathed and are mostly happy with our results.
The partial government shutdown — and who’s to blame for it, who’s being hurt most by it and who’s going to blink first — is the top topic on television, cable, talk radio, the internet and in the papers.
While going out the door a few days ago, Scott Walker made some bizarre comments to underscore why it is that I’m glad he’s no longer Wisconsin’s governor.
While we were being bombarded by political dramas in October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report finding the earth and its oceans are warming much faster than earlier studies had predicted.
It isn’t that I, like a member of the clergy, am revered and upstanding and loath to make off-color remarks. It’s that newspaper columnists, like pastors, are thought to work only one day a week.
Remember all those financial tricks the money changers played during George W. Bush’s terms in office? Don’t look now, but they’re back.
It isn’t hard to imagine how Republican lawmakers, right-wing political pundits and almost every host on Fox News would have reacted if President Barack Obama had said and done even a couple of things the current president has. Their rants would be non-stop, and the GOP majority in Congress …
The final two months of 2018 brought an unprecedented level of attention to Baraboo, as the school and community were thrown into the spotlight as the result of a photo that went viral.
In November, Wisconsin voters assembled and made a few changes at the top of state government with the election of Democrat Tony Evers as governor and Josh Kaul as attorney general.
Holidays, especially the days surrounding the arrival of a new year, is cause for celebration. Often this includes imbibing in beverages that can cloud judgment or cause irreparable damage.
Another year has passed and I didn’t save the whales, stop the polar ice caps from melting, or eradicate polio. The truth is, I didn’t even clean out the basement, which means that item gets moved right onto the top 10 of the to-do lists for 2019.
As another year draws to a close, it’s a natural time to reflect on both the successes and failures of the past year, and be poised once again for the hope and promise brought by the changing of the calendar.