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 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    September 22, 2016 

Some things too precious to disappear

Sorting my collection of music reminded me of the game we used to play in youth league at our church. We called it Musical Chairs. I’m not sure if kids today have heard it. I’m not even certain...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    September 15, 2016

Closure can become unattainable

As humans, we remember certain events so profound they remain etched in our collective memory. September 11 we remembered all of the events surrounding the collapse of the Twin Towers. We forever...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    September 8, 2016

'Disgraced' about entire human race

This is merely my opinion, but every single individual who walked out of the Guthrie Theater following the play “Disgraced” should have felt somewhat disgraced about themselves and the entire...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    September 1, 2016

Rolling on the St. Croix, Mississippi

The normally laid-back week bordering boredom described in Garrison Keillor’s fictional Lake Wobegon shared only a few common traits (water and fishing) with the past few weeks we spent with our...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    August 25, 2016

When kids come home

“When the chickens come home to roost” is an old 14th-century saying that roughly refers to evil men returning home and laying a curse on their own house after doing a bad deed. Chickens from the...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    August 18, 2016

Find love in a 'sick' world

The first Facebook post I read this morning stated, “We are living in a sick world.” A half dozen people had already agreed with the comment. My wife was the lone dissenter when she posted one...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    August 11, 2016

A couple bucks to see big name bands

I began this morning as I begin each day listening to “On That Beautiful Day” written by old friend Tom Peterson from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and performed by my relatively new friend,...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Goodbye to a prominent good ol' boy

The very name Pickens Inloe Jennings stated loud and clear that you were speaking about a good ol’ boy from the Deep South. We just didn’t name 'em like that up North. We Yankees, Midwesterners,...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    July 21, 2016

Traveling man visits Charleston

One dying and a burying, two transported dogs, three states, 1,200 miles and 34 hours later, I found myself staring at yet another suitcase. I had six hours to nab some shuteye before I would need to...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    July 14, 2016

Can't we all just get along?

I woke up this morning to see if I had any Facebook posts to answer concerning the upcoming funeral for my brother-in-law. The first thing to hit my eyes made me feel sick. It was a caricature of...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    July 7, 2016

Avoid road wrath, apologize next time

“This guy is following me!” The car in front of me was creeping along as if he were on a Sunday drive around the lake. I switched lanes and passed him, thinking nothing of it. Only this time somet...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Reaching Copper Canyon terrifyingly exciting

Since I retired, buying books has become my lucrative hobby. Every couple days I scour used book stores, rummage sales, thrift shops, libraries, estates sales, auctions and anywhere new, old, used or...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 23, 2016

How would you rate your pain?

You walk into your doctor’s office seeking to ease the pain from an old parachute mishap, the auto accident when you broke your sternum and fractured several vertebrae, and the open heart surgery in...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 16, 2016

The Fisher Family DNA Project

I went to a website called the Fisher Family DNA Project that used haplotypes for researching relatives. I looked for the name of an infamous descendent of mine ­— one Joseph Fischer, the nephew...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 9, 2016

Most agree, 'I am the greatest'

Cassius Clay began to box at age 12 after his brand new red Schwinn bicycle was stolen from a downtown street in Louisville, Kentucky. I began to cry at age 12 when my brand new red Schwinn bicycle...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Memories for Memorial weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the first major holiday of the summer. I thank my friend Bart for always remembering to place flowers on the graves of my mom and dad who are now resting on top of the hill...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 26, 2016

With luck, the last garage sale

The house is sold and as of June 3 the residents of Sunny Beach Road in Moose Lake will have new neighbors. I will let the buyers settle in and they can live out their story. Remember, I am the guy...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 19, 2016

Story of my life as a dog lover

My life as a dog lover began with a cocker spaniel named Ginger. She ended up a pancake when she got in the way of my uncle’s pickup. Then came Lady, a miniature collie, who ended up a dead dog via...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 12, 2016

John, Jean, Jerry - old friends, new souls

John, Jean and Jerry — my old friends are now new souls. Of course I am referring to the DeRungs family. Only Jean lived to what is commonly referred to as a ripe old age. You can read a wonderful...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 5, 2016

Flamed out, leaving much too soon

When I heard of the untimely death of a Minnesota icon that once was known as an unnamable symbol and was referred to as the musician formerly known as Prince, my first thought was; we have another...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    April 14, 2016

What about opioids; my simple plan

It’s everywhere and it’s cheap. Oxycodone and similar painkillers are the new heroin; to make matters worse, the old heroin has reared its ugly face, in a much stronger form. The word on the...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    April 7, 2016

Remember a version of the memories

I stopped by the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce last Friday. After greeting the plastic moose, I went inside and greeted a couple of retirees. One was filling in for the director who was out of...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 31, 2016

The Black Hills and 50-year-old memories

If you let a memory slide too deep into the abyss, it may be gone forever. For some reason unknown to mankind, yesterday my thoughts were wandering somewhere west of the Badlands reaching into the...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 24, 2016

In comfort zone among Gophers fans

After sitting in the University of South Dakota fan section at a womens basketball game at Williams Arena last week, I realized living 40 years in the Gopher state had made me a true Minnesotan. Altho...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 17, 2016

Hello, this is the IRS ...

"Hello, this is the IRS calling. We have filed a lawsuit against you. Please call this number immediately. 415-866-4109." (Actual number.) As the call was coming in, the screen read "mobile caller."...

 

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