This is the time of year we like to enter corn mazes and have the fun and challenge of finding our way out. It is entertainment and relaxation in a farm setting. Often there are pumpkins and apples and hay bales all around. Who doesn’t love that fresh air and yearly outing? It can be such fun.
The divisions between Americans today seem to dominate the news and a lot of our conversations. But overall, I believe we agree on more issues than we disagree.
I patiently waited to speak, and the floor was mine. It’s mid-2010, and then-Sen. Russ Feingold is holding a listening session. I start a question about the abhorrent level of federal deficits and massive spending increases under President Barack Obama. I am literally shouted down by attende…
Maybe airlines aren’t going out of their way to make travel more accommodating, but the airports themselves are bending over backward to provide services and products.
Fear is a great stimulator. Politicians use it all the time to rev up the voters. In truth, many of our fears are based on faulty information and have no basis in fact.
I take a group of about 20 visitors to my stop under a large maple offering some respite from the rain. It’s a cool, damp and brisk autumn morning. The weather undoubtedly played a role in attendance, but the group is nonetheless engaged.
On Sept. 20, I joined about 40 other adults at Ochsner Park in Baraboo to support students protesting the inaction of those in power to do something about the rapidly warming Earth.
As kids in the late ‘60s, we learned about the environmental crisis through a little ditty in elementary school called “Don’t Put Your Feet in the Lemonade (We’re Runnin’ Short of Water!)”
I want my grandchildren to grow up in the 1950s. I want them to run and play freely in their neighborhoods, fearing only rusty nails, not predators and perverts.
Somehow, we knew there would be a bandwagon. A trendy cause to follow to please the base, no matter how full of folly the subject. Stuff like facts and common sense weren’t needed with virtue signaling to be done.
The political stage, awash with promises and platitudes, got stranger in Thursday’s Democratic Presidential Debate, featuring the top 10 contenders for the Democratic nomination as they vie for the opportunity to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.
I generally seek to be a positive person, but it’s hard to remain positive when every day the news gets more depressing with regular mass shootings; a president who lies almost every time he opens his mouth; members of Congress working only for their biggest donors; new and larger tariffs co…
Your pre-dawn alarm goes off, and you shake off effects of the previous night’s revelry. You bustle to get ready, hoping not to miss your ride. Across the way, dozens of diesel-powered buses with their obnoxious engines rattling incessantly pierce the summer morning’s quiet.
A few years ago, there weren’t such glaring differences between Democratic positions and those of Republicans. Lawmakers from both parties considered average working people and the environment, not only those with the most money.
An occasional crispness hits the air as the unofficial end of summer approaches. A few school bells have begun ringing, while most schools start Tuesday. Kids ranging in age from around 5 to 18 will fill classrooms across the nation. In many schools, those halls may include a bevy of 4-year-…
If I ever wrote a novel, I wouldn’t have to make up any of the names of characters. I would just use all the names of the real-life characters of my childhood.
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