Opinion

01/17/2018 - 7:47am

“That is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.”- Joan Didion

           

A few months back, I wrote a column about the death of literacy in America and how the President of the United States, who can’t be bothered to decipher one page briefs and has probably never made...

01/10/2018 - 7:50am
In a nation so hopelessly addicted to self-help books, fad diets and political demagoguery, it’s easy to take solace in the idea that some extraneous force, some minor adjustment in the way we live our lives or a change as trivial as the coming of a new year is the remedy that will solve everything once and for all. Professional tip: you...
01/03/2018 - 7:59am
Here at The Grundy Register, we pride ourselves on self-improvement and keeping our word. Because a new year signifies a completely new outlook on everything and an opportunity to reverse all of the vices we’ve picked up or exacerbated in 2017, each of the seven main staff members will offer something that they’re resolving to do...
12/27/2017 - 7:57am
With just a few days remaining until the ball drops—and I make a whole bunch of new resolutions I’ll keep for two weeks tops—it’s time to reflect on the year that was, 2017—or, 1 PT (Post Trump). The following paragraphs include random and entirely subjective awards that I threw together on a Thursday afternoon. I...
12/20/2017 - 7:47am
At a certain point in life, the central question of Christmas transforms from “What awesome gifts am I going to get this year?” to “How in the heck am I going to pay for all of these gifts?” If you’re like me, you’re transitioning into the latter, and it’s yet another reminder of how much fun adulthood...
12/06/2017 - 7:47am
For once in my life, I don’t come into this column with snark, political opinions or disproving takes on the latest cultural trend. It’s been a tough couple of weeks.             Three of the five largest communities in Grundy County—Grundy Center, Reinbeck and Conrad—...
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