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 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    January 3, 2019

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A swan attacked and killed a grown man, on a pond in Illinois in 2012. The angry bird, which was nesting, tipped his kayak, then pummeled him as he tr...

 

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One form among many… I recently spent an entire morning trying to retrieve a password. After entering my 3,795 most common variations, the email...

 

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Sometimes I want to get into heaven. Not that I’m sure it’s a real place in space and time, not really, but I find myself wanting to be the kind...

 

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I hung up on my grandmother midsentence and turned away from the phone. She’d called the hospital to find out how I was feeling. I had a...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 16, 2018

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When I was a kid, I dreamed of being an author. I knew it wouldn’t make me rich, but as long as I could scrounge together enough money to buy some...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 9, 2018

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Early this morning, I grabbed my reporter’s notebook, several pens in the hopes that one of them might contain some liquid ink, and a 380-gallon...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 2, 2018

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Sometimes my four-year-old daughter throws enormous temper tantrums. Giant, booming, Wagnerian operas of emotion, full of red-faced theatrics,...

 
 By Matt Geiger    News    July 26, 2018

All the information you need to know about August's Partisan Primary

Local voters will head the polls Tuesday, August 14 to take part in one of the most significant Primary Elections in years in Wisconsin. While voter...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    July 12, 2018

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She had a Doc McStuffins sphygmomanometer around her arm when I walked into the room. With her fourth birthday freshly behind her, she’d probably de...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 28, 2018

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I was in the parking lot of a restaurant when I overheard the conversation. “Wait a minute,” said the one man. “You’re a jazz fan?! I’m a ja...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 21, 2018

The Sound of love

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” That’s what they say, at least. I’m not sure. But I know that in adulthood, no one should hear you get...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 7, 2018

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I’m not sure exactly why I love dandelions so much. Perhaps it’s because it is my daughter’s favorite flower. The “little sunflower” as she...

 
 By Matt Geiger    News    May 31, 2018

Vermont residents to consider local and Federal concerns on Fall ballot

Residents in the Town of Vermont will have two atypical questions on their ballot this fall, offering a chance to weigh in on the issues of local...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Community    May 24, 2018

Dinosaurs in the backyard

"They're like walking flowers in the backyard!" exclaims Donna Daniels, a resident of rural Cross Pl...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 17, 2018

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Great Reviews A good review can be good. But only a bad review can achieve greatness. Like it or not, human existence is subjective. More than any...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 17, 2018

A sincere Mea Cupla

My column in last week’s newspaper contained a swear. I was shocked to learn this, after it was published, and I am very, very sorry for the error....

 
 By Matt Geiger    News    April 12, 2018

Man receives five years probation for starting two fires in Sauk City

A Mount Horeb man last week received five years of probation and was ordered to pay nearly $10,000...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Geiger Counter: Great Reviews

A good review can be good. But only a bad review can achieve greatness. Like it or not, human existence is subjective. More than any other species,...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Geiger Counter: The Alchemist

When I was 16, something I wrote was published in Modern Drummer magazine. It was a letter to Pearl Jam’s recently fired drummer, and I doubt...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    March 15, 2018

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On the morning of January 17, 1874, Eng Bunker awoke to find his conjoined twin, Chang, dead. There was no leaving the room to collect his thoughts. N...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Geiger Counter: Politics of the present

Republicans feel they can only be happy in some distant, nostalgia-hued past. It’s always just out of reach. Just prior to their generation’s...

 

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John Steinbeck said he wanted to write about people “who merge successfully with their habitat.” “In men, we call this philosophy, and it is a...

 

The Queen of Routine

Linda Armas is known to some of her friends as the “Queen of Routine.” But what she really values is freedom. It might sound like a surprising com...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 10, 2017

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When I was little, detecting the blood an Englishman was exclusively the purview of cranky giants who lived atop magical beanstalks. But the world...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    July 27, 2017

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We’re rich. I know, because I often decide I want something, only to later discover we already own it. “I really think we should buy a bike...

 

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