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I had been carrying on a pleasant text message conversation with someone for two years when I finally learned who it was.  On Christmas Eve, I would get a festive note from this mystery texter. On my birthday, and sometimes on a random Friday night, I would get a funny sentence or two about how...
At the recent Mt. Horeb Summer Frolic, I marched with a group of community members to support fair and impartial mapping of Wisconsin’s legislative districts. It was heartening to hear cheers and clapping along the parade route. While I am certain that not everyone supported our cause, the cheers...
During the latest heat wave, one of my older relatives was taken to a local ER for a suspected stroke. He had slurred speech, appeared disoriented and was clearly very ill. It turns out it was a stroke, but not the kind his wife suspected. He was suffering from heatstroke and dehydration from...
Plants are green, mostly, due to a green pigment, chlorophyll.  Numerous other pigments, usually in minor amounts, are mixed with the green-reflecting material. Germinating seedlings often appear pale green even yellow, because chlorophyll pigment production often lags behind yellow, orange, and...
Plants are green, mostly, due to a green pigment, chlorophyll.  Numerous other pigments, usually in minor amounts, are mixed with the green-reflecting material. Germinating seedlings often appear pale green even yellow, because chlorophyll pigment production often lags behind yellow, orange, and...
I found it disappointing when I read in the Mail that it was being made difficult for food trucks to come into the Village to offer choices for a variety of foods, some that are not available here, by having an expensive license.  I feel quite sure their profit margin does not make it worthwhile to...
Thank you for writing about Wear Orange in our community. I have had many questions about Wear Orange over the weekend. Here is some history. I had asked the Mount Horeb Village Board to pass a proclamation for Wear Orange this year.  “Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her...
“[W]e must reflect that, when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default. We are at risk, without quite fully realizing it, of living lives that are less our own than we imagine.” -Tim Wu, The Attention Merchants On...
Summer is finally here! For people like me who live in Wisconsin, this is the beginning of some fun times like enjoying cookouts with friends and family, a picnic or two, hiking, and the list is endless. This past year has been especially testing due to the pandemic. Like many others, I have missed...
Tulip poplar trees, now with fading flowers, are still attracting numerous insects and a few hummingbirds. The large flowers show a slight resemblance to tulips, hence the common name for Liriodendron tulipifera, along with canoe-wood, white-wood, yellow poplar and simply tulip. The colorful flower...

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