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February 26, 2016
A lesson from the birds
It is in very few cases, and not for very long, that any of us has to proceed through life all alone. The wild geese flying over Superior recently pointed that out to me. The goose in the lead breaks the wind for the followers, but in due time that goose tires and drops back to the...
February 26, 2016 - 7:00am
January 15, 2016
Age seems to decide if glass is half full
Old folks, like me, are sometimes accused of being pessimistic. Young folks are more often optimistic, ready to go and impatiently waiting while old folks are running through a long mental list of potential problems. Is there any truth to that from your perspective? Mark Twain summed...
January 15, 2016 - 7:00am
January 1, 2016
Filling 100 years with family, friends
Georgia Nord has seen a century come and go. With a big smile and sparkle-studded fingernails, she will celebrate her birthday Saturday the same...
January 1, 2016 - 7:43am
One has to wonder if peace has a chance
Peace has been sought by so many of us in so many ways, for so many years, that it may have caused the real subject to leave our thoughts. I know you will agree the task is worthwhile now with the world in the present military uproar. We could easily list a multitude of reasons peace...
January 1, 2016 - 7:00am
December 8, 2015
Senior Connections offers hot, nutritious meals Monday-Friday for people 60 or older. Meals are delivered to homebound individuals and served at congregate sites in Douglas County. A $4 per meal contribution is requested, but no one is denied because of inability to pay. Call 715-394-3611...
December 8, 2015 - 7:00am
December 4, 2015
Should public money go to private schools?
A Superior friend who isn’t a union supporter gave me an article to read that blamed unions for public schools in already well-funded districts for not receiving money for private schools. Actually, many schools are receiving public tax money today, but they are not public schools...
December 4, 2015 - 7:00am
December 1, 2015
Warner’s holiday workshop
If Santa moved his workshop to the town of Gordon, it would probably look like Mert Warner’s house.
December 1, 2015 - 8:29am
November 6, 2015
A wonderful world without war
Haven’t you thought about that too? We spend so much time and money preparing for wars. We claim that it is for our defense, but one has to wonder when we have so many troops, so much of the time in so many other nations of the world, and our drones are doing what they are supposed...
November 6, 2015 - 7:00am
October 23, 2015
Are all old teachers savers?
Maybe it is old educators who save beaucoup stuff. At least this old duffer did. I started teaching in 1947, secondary for six years, superintendent for 13, and retired from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1967. As if that weren’t sufficient, I taught university summer schools...
October 23, 2015 - 7:00am
Meals on wheels
A new breed of food shelf is wheeling through Douglas County. The Solon Springs Mobile Food Pantry kicked off in July 2014, bringing food...
October 23, 2015 - 7:00am
October 20, 2015
'Labor of love'
Friends of Jo Stewart can sit down with her again. The Solon Springs writer may be gone, but her words live on in "Amber Knows Best," a romance...
October 20, 2015 - 8:52am
October 9, 2015
Life comes with an expiration date
Death should be discussed. Some of you are probably saying "not now" and will quit reading. If not, everyone comes face-to-face with death. When a loved one dies or nears death, all of us are aware of our limited time in this life. I realize it is a dark, dismal, unpleasant...
October 9, 2015 - 7:00am
September 25, 2015
Growing old together sounds better when you’re young
Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be. Most of us in the aging bracket have heard that line, originally by poet Robert Browning. In our younger days, we may have believed that. It has a get-up-and-go essence that is pleasant to hear. But after the years have...
September 25, 2015 - 7:00am
August 28, 2015
What to do when your get-up-and-go went
My get-up-and-go has got up and went. I’ve spent too much time of late trying to figure out why. Most obvious, I’m not a kid anymore, but this feeling is a recent event. I need to get up and go before it is too late. I’ve been a member of the Superior-Douglas County...
August 28, 2015 - 7:00am
July 30, 2015
Thinking through death: Experts stress importance of communicating end-of-life wishes
A death can be tough on a family, and not knowing a person's dying wishes can make it more difficult. Since 2012, the Wisconsin Medical Society has been trying to address that issue by encouraging people to do what's called "advance care planning."
July 30, 2015 - 10:08am