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Mon
06
Nov

Killing nature can be fun!

Perhaps by now you've heard about buckthorn, that insidious shrub that invades our local woods, choking out native flowers and seedlings and poisoning innocent birds and bunnies.

Sat
04
Nov

Doing time in kindergarten

We have a tendency to look back on our elementary school days as a carefree period of blissful innocence: Playground fun at recess, chocolate milk breaks in the afternoon and art projects that, depending on whether your parents are sentimental types, either still adorn the refrigerator or now lie

Tue
17
Oct

Parents dressing kids for excess

If you sometimes fret over making parental mistakes, take comfort in this: At least you've never dressed your baby in a track suit bearing the slogan "Junior Pimp Squad."

Tue
10
Oct

Difficulty bearing all this swearing

If you’d left our nation a decade ago,
you’d find much changed while you were gone.
The first thing you’d notice upon your return
is how much swearing’s going on.

Wed
04
Oct

Warning: This column may be funny

Americans live in fear of lawyers. Merchants fear customers will slip on ice outside their stores and sue for everything they're worth. CEOs of huge corporations fret over class-action lawsuits that could cost them their jobs.

Wed
27
Sep

Packing it in

The Green Bay Packers' disastrous start presents a good news/bad news situation. The bad news is that the team stinks: I'm talking limburger, here, cheeseheads. The good news is that we'll all get a lot of yard work done this fall.

Tue
26
Sep

Trying not to pitch a fit

Add this to the list of the things I never thought I would say as a parent: I'm getting tired of pitching to my son.

Before we have kids - this is when we think we have all the answers - parents swear there are things they will never say or do.

Example 1:

Tue
12
Sep

News from the underground (paper)

As the dog days of summer disappear, lost forever like a retainer left on a cafeteria tray, I grow wistful about high school.

Wed
23
Aug

Slides didn't used to be child's play

As we age and watch society advance, there's a part of us that rejoices to see kids enjoying opportunities we never had. But there's an-other part of us that thinks the little buggers should have it just as tough as we did.

Tue
15
Aug

Riding shotgun is no blast

There are two places no parent wants to be during the summertime family car trip. They are:

(1) In the car

But if they must be in the car, parents make sure not to ride in:

(2) The front passenger seat

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