Beside the Point

I had this week’s commentary written and submitted early Saturday afternoon, but clearly, things have changed. I wanted to write about my daughter’s belief that capitalism is getting a …

I’m headed on a getaway in memory of Mom. We used to rent a home in the Smoky Mountains every couple of years just to re-engage with each other. Usually a four-night, five-day affair where the …

This week I’m gonna talk to you a little about food. Yeah, I’m a foodie. I love to explore places away from the comfort of extreme southeast Iowa and sample food. I think I made up the …

I can prove that golf is a social game. I never get any better, but I keep meeting more and more people to play the game with. A friend of mine and I found our way to Riverside on Saturday to play …

Ok. So here I go into an arena that I’m not really primed for. I haven’t been a fan of women’s basketball. Not until now. My brother was a girls' head coach for more than 20 years …

I’ve sat through about 50 graduations in my lifetime. They always seem to have me thinking about paths and choices. I’m a people watcher. It’s one of my favorite things to do when …

This business cracks me up. I saw something the other day that made me so proud to feel like a Fort Madisonian or Fort Madisonite or Fort Madisonator whatever you naturalized Fort Madison people call …

I’m feeling a bit closed off lately. What’s going on in the world? I was talking with my nephew this weekend and said I’d heard that the U.S. wants to put another person on the …

I found a little treasure on Saturday about three hours from my house. It wasn’t the pretentious little Korgies that walked on short leashes, while the affluent in golfie attire and watches …

You know there are just things that make your nose crinkle up and put a chill in ya. For me it’s wet socks. I hate wet socks. It’s a legitimate peeve that makes you feel cold inside and …

I miss the days of typewriters. Not really. A few key strokes and a Word document is in someone else’s hands or pasted into a page design software and you’re off and running. But …

It was a crazy past week. Most of the time I like a message in my Sunday nonsense and this week I thought about talking about student loan debt and President Joe Biden’s never-ending attempts …

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