FEBRUARY 2010
Cover story

 

Love in war
Love in war
WORLD WAR II was the great abiding fact in the lives of my parents and me. As an only child, I soon realized that our relationship was an eternal triad: three loving and competing and needing forces. And the whole thing gets going with World War II.
Henry S. Sime

 

Columns

 

Letter from Peru
I’M IN THE beautiful cloud forest of the Peruvian Andes where I am helping a nongovernmental organization study and protect the yellow-tailed woolly monkey. It took me a bit of time here to finally see this critically endangered monkey. But I am thrilled to say that I have seen the monkeys, and I’m writing to share a bit of that marvelous experience with you.
Keefe Keeley

 

No picking please
Q: I HAVE LARGE ice dams on the edge of my roof. What can be done to prevent them? Do I need a new roof?
David Romary

The mother-daughter bond
LET ME STATE up front, this is neither a how-to column on parenting nor one on technology. As a 40-something mother of two teenagers, it’s all I can do to keep up with the latest developments on either front. Watching me navigate my days, one would assume my degree in both fields was issued by the Learning Annex. In other words: Don’t try this at home.
Leigh Anders

Make the most of the dark
AS THE LONG winter lopes on through the early months of the new year, as the nights get shorter, and the days longingly and imperceptibly longer, an appreciation for the darkness grows in me. Perhaps it is the promise that the thaw and the light, though still far away, are coming toward us that allows me the breathing room to enjoy the cold and the dinners in the dark.
Matthew Voz

Winter: for the birds
I’M IN THE beautiful cloud forest of the Peruvian Andes where I am helping a nongovernmental organization study and protect the yellow-tailed woolly monkey. It took me a bit of time here to finally see this critically endangered monkey. But I am thrilled to say that I have seen the monkeys, and I’m writing to share a bit of that marvelous experience with you.
Daniel Peak

 

Editorial

Edit Desk
WHEN THE SPRING rains come, a sense of fresh new beginnings starts to emerge. Never mind that we’ve just finished January: We definitely had some spring-like rains during that month.
Anne O'Connor

 

Letters to the Editor

There will be no sitting down
I don’t have to tell anyone reading this letter in the pages of the Kickapoo Free Press how lucky we are to have this kind of publication in our small rural community. News organizations all across the country, including Lee Enterprises, which owns the Broadcaster, are economically stressed and cutting back.

MOSA dedicated to organic standards
I would like to applaud Anne O’Connor for her article “Watchdog or Attack Dog?” in the January issue, for it presented an objective picture of Mark Kastel’s work and how it is perceived by a sampling of us who work in organics.

Taylor: wisdom and common sense
Based upon many hours of group conversation, Mark Taylor knows that we disagree on almost every subject—politics, religion, and most social issues. It’s possible—gasp—that Mark is not even a Packers fan. But despite our enormous differences, I do not remember the last time I disagreed with one of his columns.

Editorial Cartoon

Taylor-Made: February 2010
Taylor-Made: February 2010

Calendar

Editor's Picks for February 2010
Editor's Picks for February 2010

Arts

Sketchbook: February 2010
Sketchbook: February 2010
SNOW REMOVAL

Pete Hodapp

1,000 Words

Feruary 2010: 1,000 Words
Feruary 2010: 1,000 Words


Carolyn Solverson

Advice

Dear Prudence: February 2010

The Mother and the Other

Astrology

Horoscopes for February 2010

Winter cleanup
New life is springing now

 


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