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 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    December 1, 2016 

When Carole King met Radar the mule

After returning home late Friday night from the highly entertaining “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” we barely had time to sleep before our long-awaited annual Thanksgiving weekend trail...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    November 24, 2016

Now is the time for thanks

This is the time of year when we find ourselves facing the winter season, holidays and all sorts of family events. It is a time when we remind ourselves of our many blessings. It is also a time of cha...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    November 24, 2016

Jake with the slow gait

This year my family will escape the dreaded shopping debacle known as “Black Friday.” I seized the day and assured our family remained mall ineligible by renting seven horses from a ranch near...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    November 17, 2016

Motivation to be a better person

The moment I opened the emails for one of my businesses, I could smell the rancorous hatred boiling over on the stove of animosity. “Karen, I just received seven emails from a customer who bought a...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Tidbits of tales ­- 1991 blizzard

Gale force winds from a storm wreaked a half billion dollars of havoc on the Eastern Seaboard, from Nova Scotia to Florida, and spawned northern Minnesota’s legendary Halloween blizzard of 1991....

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    October 27, 2016

A piece of my heart's in Texas

I’ve spent a small amount of time with West Texas cowboys and oil field workers. The most recent is a two-week stay with my sister while she mends her twice-wounded heart. A few months ago, her...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    October 20, 2016

A not so boring walk with Tater

“Let’s take a break, Tater,” I told my sister’s Poo-Chin. “We need to get that cocklebur out of your foot.” Tater was the third in a line of our family’s propensity to bestow dogs with...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    October 13, 2016

The debate before Columbus Day

I’ve made it an unwritten rule to never write a column in a fit of rage. Whenever I do, it is filled with many regrets and “I never should have said that” moments. Such is the case from the...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    October 6, 2016

Age 74, the new magic number

On my 64th birthday, I realized I had finally, albeit much too quickly, reached the age made renowned by the Beatles song “When I’m Sixty-Four.” Last night as I watched, listened and followed...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    September 29, 2016

Locked out, where's my money?

“I want my password and I want all my money back right now!" I yelled into the phone. This conversation had reached the supervisor level and I was having a heated discussion with the poor clerk who...

 
 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 Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    July 28, 2016

It's going to be a long year

Well, one convention is history and the other will soon be relegated to old news. I am prepared to listen to three and a half months of all the reasons to vote for one or the other party. “Frankly,...

 
 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...

 

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