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 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 Kate Crowley    Opinion    May 12, 2016

Water is life; love water as you love life

Today we walked around Lake Superior with our Spanish daughter, Natalia Ruiz. We did it in far less time than we did the first time in 2010, but that’s because we chose Lac Superieur in the Bois de...

 
 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 Eddie Jane Pelkey    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Reconnecting with a good friend

What would we do without our family and friends? Life would be pretty dismal. I know there are people around who tend to be hermits, but is it really a chosen lifestyle? Is their lonely existence due...

 
 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."...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 10, 2016

Sometimes, one vote counts

I went looking for zeal expecting dull. I got both. The caucus began with a traffic jam not limited to Eagan, the Twin Cities or even Minnesota. Lines of cars were winding their way to precincts all...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 3, 2016

Very little middle ground with Trump

A year from now President Trump will have been in office for one month. By then he will surely have himself anointed as king. What remains to be seen is how the story will play out after that point in...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    February 25, 2016

The acorn of Sesame Street

The fragrance of the lilies overwhelmed the other flora without diminishing their beauty. There were so many plants, cacti, succulents, shrubs and trees in bloom that at times I felt I was in the...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    February 18, 2016

Cooking is all in the magic

I love to cook, I love creativity and I love spontaneity. If this sounds like the ingredients for disaster, yesterday the proof was in the pudding. The day began with one of those rare moments in...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    February 11, 2016

Bruce, the King of South Dakota

Who knows where the tag came from. When I met Bruce in the early 1970s, he was already known as “The King of South Dakota.” Bruce was born in South Dakota in a little house on the prairie, a...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    February 4, 2016

My take on the Oscars

Oscar season is upon us. Unlike last year when my wife and I were immersed in a plethora of great Oscar-nominated movies, this year’s lineup consists of as many duds as hits. A different issue has...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    January 28, 2016

My best day

All 365 days of each year is celebrated by someone as “the best day of my life.” Often that favorite day is your birthday. Sometimes it's a wedding anniversary, a first kiss or the first time Dad...

 

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