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In February and March, the community said yes to Girl Scouts. Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to Badgerland Girl Scouts who asked you to buy cookies and support their Cookie Program goals.

Have you ever considered making a difference in your community by running for local public office? The reasons against running fall into several predictable categories, yet local government has more direct impact on our everyday lives than most of what U.S. Congress debates.

I recently watched some colleges play the Ultimate sport. Literally.

"Ultimate" is now the official name for what my friends and I used to call "Frisbee football." Unlike my school days, however, Ultimate is a far cry from the fluid free-for-all we played that at times resembled Calvin and Hobbes’ Calvinball and once included an infamous tackle version played in the parking lot at Milwaukee County Stadium (ouch).

It was one of those summer evenings years ago when the sun seems to stay up forever. One of those days when teenagers are out looking for something fun to do outside.

I was driving on a quiet country road after picking up a friend. Where we were going now is lost to memory, but this much is not. As I drove, I saw a small dog in the road ahead. It was in my lane, only a couple of feet from the ditch.

Friday, 21 February 2014 14:24

Lykeminded blog: Yesterday came suddenly

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In yet another reminder that my youth has waved a hankie and shouted "bon voyage," this month marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America.

When this subject came up at a recent arts meeting, I realized that I was one of only two people at the table who was alive when this moment in history occurred.

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