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It’s been a week. Do you know what I mean when I say that? There’s no doubt in my mind that you do. I feel like I’ve experienced just about ev…

Recently, I finished Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac,” a book that has shaped many a conservationist, environmentalist and even at least…

When I was old enough to drive, I bought my first car – a 1971 Camaro SS 396 for $950 (boy do I wish I could get that car back!!). Amazingly e…

A few years ago, I met up with my fifth-grade teacher, Sister Mary Karen, and we found ourselves reminiscing about what it was like for her te…

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Most days I don’t think much about eggs. They’re in the same vein as laundry detergent or salt. But if you sparingly sprinkle them across a Zo…

Two of my nieces had birthdays over the past week. And even though they’re not my kids, I’m sitting in a wave of ache mixed with pride, caught…

Some editors write personal stories in this space. Others take the opportunity to put their opinions on local happenings or state issues out t…

I’ll admit to having a limited IQ which makes me vulnerable to so many aspects of the world around me. 

“There’s a certain Slant of light, / Winter Afternoons – / That oppresses, like the Heft / Of Cathedral Tunes – / Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –…

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In the fall of 1968, Onamia Public Schools offered their students band, choir, general music and musical theater as well as three boys athleti…

Sometimes as a mental exercise, I think of where I lived in Milwaukee not so long ago. I think of leaving my studio apartment with my keys and…

Do you have a Mike in your life? If not, you should try to find one. Mike is the kind of person that’s always happy to see you (kinda like a d…

This column originally appeared in the student paper, The Wheaton Record at Wheaton College, Illinois, in Dec. 2016. Since it was printed, I’v…

Whenever I’m driving in the snow – and specifically when it’s actually snowing – I’ll always watch for that first car in the ditch. That is us…

When I was in college, a friend and I began hosting a “Two Months Until Christmas Party.” We started our freshman year, right out of one of ou…

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