Opinion

The Book Nook

On Wisconsin

It’s always a pleasure to offer reading suggestions with a Wisconsin theme or connection and today’s column will feature several.  There will still be a featured book, but with an abbreviated review, and we’ll lead off with that.

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All you can eat

 

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Marjan the lion

 

One morning, I helped dig a wolf’s grave. We stood around,  taking turns with the shovel. At first, there was something exciting about it. But soon, the novelty wore off. 

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“Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer is a book that kept appearing on my path since its publication in 2013.  While recommended to me by several trusted sources, I avoided reading it without knowing why.  In this case procrastination paid off, as the pandemic’s lessons about the importance of gratitude likely opened me to a more meaningf

Letters to the editor

To: Joe Block, Editor, Star News

 

The Black Earth Historical Society is pleased to announce that on August 16, 2021, it received a Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grant in the amount of $9,986 for theCreation of Digital/Searchable Archives of Black Earth Newspapers”. 

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The bear cub...

 

My daughter, who is seven, recently put on a sweatshirt, pulled the hood down low over her face, and pretended to gaze vacantly into an imaginary phone in her hand, oblivious to the magnificent world around her. 

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An Unforgettable Story

 

Letters to the editor

Dear editor,

 

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Beyond good & bad

 

A woman won the lottery. All of her friends stopped by to congratulate her. 

“You won $10 million!” they said. “That’s great! You are so lucky.”

“Maybe,” she replied. 

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I remember seeing a trailer 11 years ago for a movie called “The Tooth Fairy.” It was a film in which a wrestler called The Rock played an aging and jaded hockey player who went by the nickname, “The Tooth Fairy” because he knocked out so many players’ teeth.

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