Everybody loves politics, right?
It began for me a few weeks ago as a tickle in my throat, caused by sinus drainage. By the time I realized that my old friend ragweed had come to call, I was nursing a sore throat. After a full court press of allergy medicine, sinus rinsing, nasal spray and some vitamin C drops, I was no lon…
Coming from the city, I’m always thankful of how uneventful my morning commute is up here in God’s Country. Yes, during harvest I will get stuck behind a tractor. Or every once in a while, I will need to pass a driver going exhaustingly slower than the posted speed limit.
“Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.” — General Jack D. Ripper, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”
Letters to the editor are important to all newspapers but especially important to newspapers like the Sentinel. They are a place for a public forum. Readers can have their voices heard on almost any topic. Maybe it’s about something in the community or maybe it’s in response to a story we’ve…
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend a public hearing for the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption in Balsam Lake. The hearing covered a number of topics related to adoption, and speakers with a wide variety of views and opinions on the subject of adoption took time out of their day to pr…
It’s August and that means summer is winding down. I try not to complain in this sliver of the paper but I’m taking a stand here. I am sick and tired of people saying that summer is over as soon as we change the calendar from July.
The way we communicate with each other is constantly changing. With advances in technology, it seems as if our machines are somehow reading our minds and presenting advertisements for products or services that we have been thinking about.
It’s that time of year again when we watch kids play baseball on national television. That’s right people it’s the Little League World Series. Teams from all over the country and world (although almost all the kids on the Germany team live on American airbases) battle for fame and strive to …
George Carlin is my favorite comedian of all time. If I could transcribe a George Carlin joke in this space 52 times a year, I would. In his famous joke “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television” he recites the words in a splendid cadence.
That is how one of the greatest characters in television history describes his speed to his coworkers. His name is Dwight Shrute from the office and he is hilarious.
We are navigating our way through deep summer, a time to enjoy the beauty and abundance of nature and generally try to slow down our self-imposed need to rush and obsess about things that are out of direct control.
AMERICA! is what Will Ferrell’s character in “The Other Guys” yells as he inadvertently drives his Prius into a crime scene. Soon after the car stops, the audience learns that the car’s exterior is covered in cocaine.
Over the past few months, the Wisconsin legislature’s budget writing committee has been busy assembling a draft of the state’s upcoming biennial budget. On June 13, the Committee passed the final draft of the budget, which will now go to the Assembly and Senate to be voted on. Once both hous…
It’s already the last week of June and I have yet to install my in-window AC units. Part of that is because I am lazy and another part is because it has not been that hot out.
First off, congrats to the Webster baseball team on becoming back to back state champions. It is truly an amazing accomplishment. For those that haven’t been to the stadium in Grand Chute, I highly suggest the trip.
There is this funny thing that happens outside my house most days around five in the evening. A student driver car pulls up in front of my house and uses my neighbor’s car to practice parallel parking.
This job puts me around a lot of crowds. I’m usually not in the crowd, but following the crowd or wading through the crowd or taking a picture of the crowd from a distance. It all depends on the story I’m following.
“You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you… I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” – Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
As a fat person, I make distinct choices when it comes to cookies. I try not to grab something too gluttonous. I enjoy a simple cookie, no frosting or sprinkles (unless they’re Christmas cookies). My cookie of choice – the classic chocolate chip.