Is it me or did crazy just go up a notch?
Many people, willingly or unwillingly, have revelations about the significance of their lives after they have been diagnosed with serious illness.
Letters to the Editor
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My grandparents were French-Algerian Jews who moved to nearby Morocco in the late 1930’s to seek better economic opportunities. They decided to stay there when Mohammed V, then king of Morocco, vowed to protect members of the Jewish community during WW2. Hence, I grew up in a household where…
It is entirely appropriate that the Oregon Police Department joined police departments elsewhere in Dane County in condemning the Minneapolis policeman who killed George Floyd and his fellow officers who did nothing to stop it.
I really tire of hearing President Donald Trump telling us how the economy is going to come roaring back from the collapse caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Frankly, the economy wasn’t doing that great before 20.5 million jobs were lost in April.
As we shelter at home, many of us are trying to find safe ways to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Neighbors can be found in their yards, tending gardens and grilling out meals. Still others are going on bike rides, hiking with their families, flying kites, walking dogs, o…
I am sure you are all scared of what might be coming for you with coronavirus. That’s not a bad response to a serious threat. I offer some thoughts gleaned from a long life of ups and downs.
I have never washed my hands as much as I have in the past few days, staying in the house and grateful for technology that allows me to stay in touch with children and grandchildren. Still, I am alarmed by what the future may hold unless we find a way to restore the values and reclaim the de…
In addition to the presidential primary, another important race is on the ballot on April 7, Jill Karofsky is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The incumbent, also running, defended the rigged voting maps that are meant to keep Republicans in power in our state.
In the fall of 1970 when I started college at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, it was hard to hold a part-time job while attending classes and playing college baseball. That’s why I would get up every morning and milk cows for my dad, uncle, and grandpa. I did that for four years, but …
Donald Trump and Republicans have sounded the alarm at the prospect of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or any Democrat being elected President. Once again, the label of “socialism” is being used to frighten voters and keep them from embracing the “S” word.
Oregon Observer Column
- Deits: Resistance is understandable, but we still need to wear masks
- DiCamelli: Using alcohol to cope can send a message to teens
- Maitzen: Time to work together before things get much worse
- Endres Way: We must set our sights for the world beyond the storm
- Brethauer: A diagnosis like Parkinson’s can bring moments of clarity