Beside the Point

I have a Charlie Brown complex. Actually, all the girls in my family would say I have a Lucy complex, but let’s not open that can of worms on a Sunday morning. I get in these moods. I suppose …

I found my milk. I just want to put this to bed. Apparently, some jackwad thought it would be funny to go to Fareway and stick it in the dairy counter right next to a bunch of other …

I was thinking that this week’s submission would be about something called the Great Milk Caper of 2023. It’s something that I’ve been investigating on my own time. I haven’t …

There’s a Bee in my brother’s house. It’s a big Bee. About 6’3 and 190 lbs., this Bee came to stay with my brother’s family in June as a favor to friends of …

Thursday’s derecho that raced through Lee County, blowing up Montrose and Keokuk, while doing a substantial amount of damage in Fort Madison and outlying areas, was something close to evil. A …

Every now and then I have a conversation as part of this job that sets me back just a bit. I had one of those conversations on Friday with a 16-year-old girl whose life was flipped upside down 10 …

It’s been a while since I’ve had kids in the house. My brother is up from Florida visiting and checking in on the family. It’s nice to have an extra body around with mom’s …

One of the things I hate the most, but one of the most necessary anymore, is travel. I had plans to fly to New York City on Thursday, but some heavy medical events kept me from getting on a plane …

We’re all thinking about it, but we're not sure anyone’s talking about it. So we'll talk about it here. A building collapsed in Davenport this week and lives were lost. Still more are yet …

Courage. It’s hard enough to live in this world for even a couple decades, and right now, it’s probably as hard as it's ever been. Saturday I was doing laundry and packing a bag …

I rarely get out to cover college sports. Our staff at Pen City Current isn’t built for it and I’m not a fan of “dabbling” here and there. There’s too much emotion in …

Let this week’s Beside the Point serve as an open greeting card to all Moms on Mom’s Day. As your children, and more pointedly, as your sons, we know we were a pain in the ass. …

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