Opinion

12/12/2018 - 8:12am

Lately, I’ve been experiencing something that could be considered either writer’s block or just a realization that I don’t have much left to say. Call it a nod to civility, or call it exhaustion: both may be accurate.

           

When a columnist hits this sort of a wall, he’s generally best suited to...

12/05/2018 - 7:35am
I don’t get out to movie theaters as much as I used to because, to be quite honest, in the age of Netflix, on demand and streaming until you drop, it rarely feels worth the effort. But in the last month or so, I’ve gone three times, and what have I seen? A remake, a remake and a sequel in a series that’s now at nine or 10...
11/28/2018 - 7:50am
Despite all of the dumb national media tropes about the supposedly endless political banter between family members at the Thanksgiving dinner table (’37 ways to ANNIHILATE your racist uncle this year!’ is almost certainly on Buzzfeed somewhere), the one aspect of the holiday that really matters—besides eating—is football:...
11/21/2018 - 7:21am
It’s that time of year again, a time to reflect, rejoice and give thanks. As we prepare ourselves to gather around the table, eat as much as we can and celebrate our revered family Thanksgiving traditions, the staff of The Grundy Register would like to share what we’re thankful for this year.   Of course, as a group, we’re...
11/07/2018 - 9:01am
To the folks who removed the “Black Lives Matter” sign from my yard, I’d like to suggest a few resources for you.  First is the just released movie “The Hate U Give.” It sheds light on the American experience of black folks living in white supremacy, which we are all a part of.     Second is a book...
11/07/2018 - 8:52am
I’ve consciously avoided politics in my column space over the last month or so for a few reasons: perhaps most importantly, because newspaper endorsements in any form are nothing but an ego trip for journalists who seem to believe they have some unique insight into the human experience that can’t be found anywhere else—a useless...
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