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Stop Calling Me Surly

An open(ness) letter

Dear Mayor Fischer,

Fables of the Deconstruction

Hard times are over

Standing in the crowd at last Saturday night’s appearance of Jesco White at Headliners, the thought of investing in funeral homes came to mind.

Summary of My Discontent

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Welcome to Summary of My Discontent. Thank you for reading this column.

Raised Relief

Postcards from the ledge

I’m sitting in the kitchenette of a Great Northern Railroad caboose-car-come-hotel room in Essex, Mont.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Death trumps debt

The following was written by Amy Boston Hurst about Doug Norman, a beloved local musician who died on June 30 at the age of 48.

Summary of My Discontent

Leaders wanted

The United States of America (USA), a 235-year-old republic with a long track record of proven military and pop-culture innovation, seeks leaders in a variety of fields.

Raised Relief

Check ignition and may God’s love be with you …

I am moved by a sense of nationalistic pride about as often as I am moved to trumpet the benefits and great promises of consumer capitalism.

Guest Commentary

Precious memories, how they linger

Terri and I recently drove to Nashville to hear one of our dearest friends perform at the renowned Bluebird Café, a venue for some of the greatest singer-songwriters in the land.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Games without frontiers

My son’s little brother is learning to talk. It is one of the dearest joys of my life that I am friendly with my ex and her wonderful new family.

Summary of My Discontent

Operation Tree Hug

The U.S. military is embracing alternative energy — but not because of climate change.