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Updated at 11:55 AM

I’m in favor of taking care of children.I hope you are, too.You and I might have different politics. One of us might be liberal, one of us might be conservative. One of us might be religious, one of us might be an atheist. One of us might believe the U.S. should be the world’s police, and one of us might believe in isolationism.One thing we should all agree upon is that children deserve to be cared for.

Updated at 11:02 AM

Recently I was able to cross an item off my bucket list.

Updated at 10:59 AM

Friday evening is the Brown County Relay for Life and it takes place on the Brown County Fair grounds. The Relay is a great way to spend an evening with family walking to help find a cure for a disease that has affected so many people.

Updated at 10:12 AM

Ever since I returned from Brazil, I’ve felt a little under the weather. It started with headaches, and for a while I figured it was just a common cold. Usually when I get a cold I try and push through it and not...

Updated at 9:42 AM

After watching an entertaining episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” I was compelled to do a little research of my own concerning wage disparity in the U.S.

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Many of those who oppose gay marriage couch their arguments in the idea that marriage is for procreation. Point out that millions of married couples — gay and straight alike — who want children cannot create them, and most of them will invariably...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Thanks to Rick Santorum, the Kansas governor’s race took a very theatrical turn.

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM

“Is your column about me this week?” Hubby has asked for the third time this past month. Each time my answer was “No, not this time.”

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Last week Monday after a visit to my favorite nurse practioneer, Sue, I was advised I had shingles. A bit more than mystified, I said “shingles? I thought only elderly people got them?” After we both laughed, Sue gently told me that any...

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 9:32 AM

There are some pretty cool events coming up here in Sleepy Eye that you should go to. 

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I remember attending a panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Library on the topic of “transformative presidencies,” at which a pair of Harvard professors and a pair of pundits considered how Barack Obama might find himself up there with Ronald...

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