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By Me Here we are in the age of Facebook and, somehow, we seem to be in danger of reaching the point of no return. The realm of only black and white, where there is no gray. It may be a black hole that we cannot pull ourselves out of if we are not...

 

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By Me I remember my first taste of Sun Drop. It came out of a vending machine at an archery range in Sparta that had been set up in an old warehouse down by the railroad tracks. I was about 12 years old, and the vending machine was the kind where one...

 

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By Me Why it is most of us like to remember back to our childhood? Is it because it was a time in our life that we really didn’t have much to worry about? It’s funny how the farther we look back, the younger we were, and the more free we felt....

 

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By Me I woke up Monday morning and logged into Facebook to see if there were any new pictures of my grandson, and this popped up... …This is the USA. We eat meat. We drink Beer. We own guns. We spea...

 

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By Me Last Saturday I finally got around to cleaning out some of the garage, a job that was long overdue. For the past 10 years, or so, I have been finding places to put things that, as it turns out, didn’t really need to be saved. But while...

 

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By Me When I looked at the top of the pages of this week’s paper, published on September 11, 2019, it instantly reminded Me of 2001. Eighteen years ago the attacks on American soil took place,...

 

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By Me December will mark the 21st year since Mrs. Me and Me bought the Cashton Record, and the 20th year we have lived in Cashton. It’s remarkable to think back and realize how much has changed, and how much has stayed the same. But I remember...

 

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By Me Denying climate change, and man’s hand in it, most say is denying science. I suppose we could debate that, but for those who still accept mankind is contributing to the changing global climate will likely not be persuaded otherwise. Then ther...

 

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By Me A wide grin stretched across a small child’s face as he looked down and saw the rooftops of his neighborhood. It was the middle of the night and silent, with the exception of a single dog that had spotted him and began to bark. It was neither...

 

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By Me A philosopher stood atop the mountain and proclaimed, “It’s all down hill from here.” I suppose I am over the hill, but the idea that I am on the downhill side of my life seems ridiculous. Downhill implies, “easier”, and that is not...

 

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By Me The recent mass murders that occurred in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left nearly 30 dead and over 50 injured, were only slightly less tragic than some. Neither involve a school full of children. The gunman in Texas was targeting Mexi...

 

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By Me It was sort of like looking directly into the camera flash and having that glowing orb in your vision for a few hours afterward. For a good part of Sunday afternoon I kept thinking I could hear a baby whimpering, hungry for the next bottle....

 

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By Me I mowed the lawn early Saturday evening and realized it was still quite green for this time of year. It makes sense due to the amount of rain we keep having. Normally, around this time in July, the front yard, which is on a south facing slope,...

 

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By Me Last Wednesday we headed north, just over the border to Ironwood, Michigan, our destination. After realizing Google Maps had severely underestimated how many hours of driving it would be, we settled in to our convertible top down, and enjoyed...

 

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By Me Like seeing images of the Titanic laying on the ocean floor, the decay of an old barn can be sadly, stunning. It’s like a romantic tragedy, the sight of an old barn being reclaimed by the woods, or being overgrown with vines and tall grass....

 

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By Me It appears as though we may be headed for a period of dysfunction in Madison that looks a lot like the one in Washington, where our government is being run buy two obstructionist parties who have implemented a pact to disagree just on the basis...

 

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By Me It was the tiniest nose I have ever seen, and the smallest hand I have ever held... The drive to Baraboo was fairly typical, cruising along highway 33 in the convertible on a perfect day. Passing Ontario, twisting up and over Wildcat Mountain,...

 

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By Me I don’t know why, but for some reason there were some childhood memories unlocked from my mind Monday morning. And it made Me think how things have changed. Not for better or worse, necessarily, but just changed. I literally remember being se...

 

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By Me I should lead into this week’s column by pointing out it is not my intention to promote a product, but simply to reference it for entertainment purposes... I recently, and reluctantly submitted to trying CBD oil to calm the burning sensation...

 

Life as I see it…

The discussion of technology and the challenges it presents to the older generation slipped into the conversation with my grandchildren. We grew up in two different worlds. No truer words have been spoken. The world is vastly different today...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    May 22, 2019

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By Me I have heard life explained this way... “It’s like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end the faster it unwinds.” But I think it’s more like a never ending suspension...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    May 15, 2019

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By Me The day Mrs. Me and Me will become grandparents is drawing near, and as Two is about to become a first-time mother I am reminded of how Mrs. Me and Me struggled with a new baby. “Are we doing this right?” “Is she still breathing?” “Is...

 

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By Me It was the second of two hand-made baby blankets. The first was a colorful quilt with shapes and toys sewn into its pattern. The second, beautifully knitted, was the one that made Mrs. Me cry. Saturday we gathered with family and friends at...

 

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By Me As we gathered to celebrate Easter on Sunday, it dawned on Me that we like to find non religious symbols to represent many of our Holidays. Santa Claus at Christmas, Leprechauns for St....

 

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By Me In 1982, the Sparta High School Band , under the direction of Aaron Young, took an extended trip to Colorado to take part in a concert band competition. To this day it stands out as one of the most memorable moments of my life. It was an...

 

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