Perspectives

In a recent Mount Horeb Mail article presenting the opinions of the Mount Horeb community regarding the effect COVID-19 is having upon our schools there was a common thread amongst all of the sentiment expressed – frustration, uncertainty and discontent.  Much of this angst could be avoided or...
From my earliest days in a one-room schoolhouse, I loved the start of the school day when we raised the American Flag and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  As I learned about democracy and liberty, I was glad to have been born in America. Following high school, I attended Sparks School of Nursing...
With the current lawsuit in progress, attorney Howard Learner assures us that,  “It’s not a done deal.” Learner and his team are representing the Driftless Area Land Conservancy and the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation against the Cardinal Hickory Creek  high voltage lines. The proposed towers would...
A successful start to the school year has been front-and-center in the minds of so many. Running parallel to these thoughts are the social injustices perpetrated by those in a position to know better. Frankly, those in a “position to know better” should be all of us. The District’s last two...
There is a Russian folk band we like. One of their most beautiful songs is so moving I once fantasized it would be played at my funeral, bringing tears of joy to all the countless bereaved faces.  Could life go on without Matt Geiger? Only time would tell. Probably not. But here would be a...
Like many of you, I have followed the events in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. I pray and hope for Mr. Blake’s recovery and for the well-being of his children who witnessed the shooting. Wisconsin is lucky to have an Attorney General like Josh Kaul who is committed to truth...
I asked my daughter what she was watching on TV the other night, and she replied without looking away: “It’s a bread that styles people’s hair for them.” “That can’t be right,” I thought, sitting down next to her. “She must have said the wrong words.” Thirty seconds later, I stood up and walked...
Now that we’ve gotten used to wearing masks, conversation has turned to other ways to keep ourselves safe. Enter contact tracing- it’s a long standing way to control the spread of disease. It might be new to you if you haven’t come into contact with STDs, tuberculosis and other illnesses.  How does...
The last sentence in the article by Presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen regarding the Cato Institute 6.2 percent solution reveals the real truth about her affiliation with under the radar Think Tank generated manipulation of voters. I feel the article about the third party Presidential candidate in...
“There are two competing human impulses. One is fear of losing what we love and the other is a hope for a better day…” – Jon Meachem, Pulitzer Award-winning author and historian. Dear Mount Horeb Area Community Members, To the former, I know some in our community have experienced considerable loss...

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