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April 29, 2016
Finding humor in the face of death
Death is not a pleasant subject. It is a subject avoided by most people most of the time. It is not small talk when it affects us, or our relatives and friends. I use Google for reference purposes often — I did with death and gave them statistics to help them predict my day of death....
April 29, 2016 - 7:00am
April 1, 2016
Living by the golden rule essential today
I don’t recall if I’ve done an opinion piece on the golden rule previously. Could there be a more appropriate topic in today’s world? It doesn’t sound much like our American capitalistic society today, does it? Capitalism spends its efforts doing money deals to them before...
April 1, 2016 - 7:00am
March 11, 2016
‘When’ is a word older folk may overuse
"When" means different things to different people under different circumstances at different times. It is often an excuse for avoiding details. I’ll get that done when — sometimes "when" never comes. Older folks read the Telegram and are more apt to read this column. When is a...
March 11, 2016 - 7:00am
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