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 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    July 30, 2015 

A fine outstanding productive citizen

Following last week's column concerning my disastrous train wreck on an early morning Boulevard in Austin, Texas, I would like to show that, for the most part, I eventually turned into a fine...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    July 23, 2015

Heinie and the sports car

My wife and I headed for Sioux Falls Friday afternoon hoping to catch Noah Hoehn and his extraordinary one-man band. Noah was to perform at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the 26th Annual Sioux...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    July 16, 2015

Applaud the traveling newspaper

As a huge fan of the latest addition, “Where in the World,” to our Moose Lake Star-Gazette, I must applaud our owner, editorial staff and especially our customers who take time to proudly have...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    July 2, 2015

The fifth annual final party

We will be hosting our “Fifth Annual Final Fourth of July Party” at our Sand Lake home this year. Over twenty years ago we began inviting friends and family to our lake home to enjoy beer, brats...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Don't let societal ills become game of 'Pete and Repeat'

As members of the human species we have a tendency to keep our minds as busy as the revolving door at Folsom Prison. Take, for example, getting a song or jingle stuck in your mind that simply won’t...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 18, 2015

Get me off L.A. freeway

Guy Clark wrote it and Jerry Jeff Walker made it famous. I’m talking about an outlaw country tune called “L. A. Freeway” that has circled my brain for the past five days. Although my first real...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 11, 2015

The art of winning

Our modern age says it‘s all about winning whether we are talking about sports, elections, wars or the Oscars, Grammys or last night’s Tony Awards. The common denominator here says that you must w...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 4, 2015

Not just another graduation

Seven years ago my youngest son graduated from San Diego State University. It seems like only yesterday when our last fledgling flew the coop. A few weeks ago we had the honor to attend one more...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 28, 2015

Did you remember to remember

Did you remember to remember the loved ones who have gone before us? Did you conveniently forget what this holiday is supposed to be about; or did you simply “throw some shrimp on the barbie,...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 21, 2015

Safari at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

It was over in less than four seconds. I had just witnessed a cheetah named Shiley chase a mechanical lure attached to its favorite toy down a 100-meter (330-foot) track. As a member of a litter born...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 14, 2015

Seventy looks different depending on one's perspective

The young generation thinks old age begins somewhere around 30 years; maybe 40 for the more generous of our youth. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones once said, “I’d rather be dead than singing...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    April 30, 2015

It's in the tank

One final screw and the exhaust system would finally be tight. Fritz, one of my Moose Lake mechanics, fit the screw to the drill's magnetic head and hit the switch. The screw entered the metal and...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    April 23, 2015

South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I had just received notice that in six hours I was to give an induction speech into the Class of 2015 South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The speech was not about me, Wick Fisher. The only thing...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    April 16, 2015

A cop named Pete

We arrived home from downtown St. Paul at 9:30 Friday evening after sharing Mexican food and stories with an old friend. Exactly a week ago at this very hour we let Sweet Pea out to potty and...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    April 9, 2015

Ups and downs

Anyone who has lived life to the fullest, lived the dream, or been a simple working stiff, a homeless panhandler or spent their entire life in a monastery has one thing in common — for each one of u...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    April 2, 2015

Advances in science and the 'Big C'

Last week I left the Mayo Clinic with a brand new set of hearing aids. Next on my "bionic" list was a pair of glasses. I was already deeply appreciating the wonders of science as I settled into the...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 26, 2015

With a little aid I'm hearing again

The days of, “Huh?” and, “What did you say?” are over. I finally listened to my wife and friends who kept telling me I really needed to get hearing aids. I just didn’t think I was the one...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 19, 2015

To recruit or not?

Today a modern day Shakespearian quote would sound something like, “To recruit or not to recruit; that is the question.” That includes most major sports — both men’s and women’s —...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 12, 2015

More to books than cover

I go book hunting three to four days every week and I generally learn something new about the world or something I never realized about myself. Last week I wrote about a baseball book written by...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 5, 2015

Getting the legend's autograph

I guess my first collectable autograph came from my second-grade teacher in Chamberlain, South Dakota. I attended first grade at St. Joseph’s Indian School outside of town where they not only...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    February 26, 2015

I bought the book by Babe

The weather this week was perfect to go book-buying. It was too cold for outdoor activities and watching television or going to the movies are for the nighttime. Just as popcorn is a mandatory must...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    February 19, 2015

A fun week at the theater

What a fun week. My wife and I took in two movies and two plays in six days. A few years back we became interested in watching the Oscars when several great movies came out. We enjoyed them enough...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    February 12, 2015

Must-see movie

There is a very special reason you need to go to the Lake Theater in Moose Lake this weekend. The movie showing is called “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon who has been nominated for an Academy...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    February 5, 2015

Memories come alive during big game

It’s one thing to not like your opponent. After all, the idea in any sport is to come out a winner. It’s another thing to dislike a team based on their character. In this year’s Super Bowl XLIX...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    January 29, 2015

Becoming a technologically wise journalist

I have never claimed to be mechanically inclined. Often, it’s not that I can’t fix things or put them together, it’s just that I hate doing it. If it doesn’t work the first time, I tend to...

 

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