Columns

Dick Wolfsie: Doctoring my questionnaire

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Whenever I visit my doctor’s office, I have to fill out paperwork. But now, with Obamacare and the pandemic, things have gotten complicated. The staff...

Vacation alterations good for the soul

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For the second year in a row, our annual family fishing trip to Sandy Beach Lodge in Northwest Ontario was cancelled as Canada’s borders...

David Carlson: We can do better

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When our older son was about six years old, we met with my side of the family for a pre-Christmas get-together. I remember that occasion...

Immigrants chase the American Dream ‘In the Heights’

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Years before “Hamilton” debuted, it was a musical titled “In the Heights” that introduced the world to its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. It was his...

Mark Franke: A health checkup for patriotism

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Having passed three patriotic observances — Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day — provides an opportune moment to reflect on the status of...

Leo Morris: Indiana: Independent in its way

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Once again, the internet comes through with another silly list that is fun to argue about precisely because it is pointless to do so. Indiana,...

Bezos’ launch into space triggers rocket envy

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I was exploring summer travel plans when Bezos announced his summer travel plan to rocket into space. Somehow it took the wind out of...

Michael Hicks: The ideals of Independence Day

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Independence Day weekend is a good time for reflection. The style of that rumination needn’t be tedious; after all, hamburgers, beer and s’mores beckon....

Norman Knight: What’s happening to our old oak tree?

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“What is going on with the oak trees?” I wondered to Becky. “I’m not sure,” she said, “but something is clearly wrong.” From our vantage point...

Moth Meuser: Step outside yourself and into the library

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Do you ever have a question about someone but you don’t know them well enough to ask? Have you ever started to explain a sensitive...