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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the most valuable lessons you’ve learned? That can mean advice you’ve been given by parents and teachers after you found out how right they were. It also can mean lessons learned from living.
The youngster lays on the living room carpet, legs bent at the knees, feet crossed above, perusing the bulky Sears catalog, scanning every page for toys desired.
While most are in the throes of a busy holiday season, one segment of the population, the ever-present social justice warriors, are there to remind us of all that ails us, and it brings to mind the old Styx tune, “Too much time on my hands.”
I’d call People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals media hogs, but they’d object. Not to the characterization that they’re blatant attention seekers, but to the use of the word “hogs.”
Conspiracy theories continue to emerge or be revisited. Elvis is still alive and well, lurking about; the moon landing was a hoax, the John F. Kennedy assassination and the list goes on. Some are more serious than others, and some are downright believable.
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