Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Voices: For now, I'll choose joy over grief

Editor's note: Mona Stevens has written about her father and family previously. Those columns are published online today for the first time, here and here.

Voices: Taking joy as we find it

Editor's note: This appeared in print on April 3, 2011.

By Mona Stevens

Voices: A wonderful world

Editor's note: This appeared in print on June 6, 2006.

By Mona Stevens

Who underfunded pensions?

By Pat Devaney

Jim Nowlan's Jan. 18 op-ed about Illinois police and firefighter pensions is fraught with fear, but deficient in facts surrounding the issue.

Life in a trailer, submerged in winter

By Michael La Due

Cabin cruisers, little ships and submarines have aroused warmth and curiosity for me as long as I can remember. I suppose there are many reasons. Such things are pre-verbal and must be mined, refined like ore and smelted in prose to a level of understanding. At the end of all that, they may be quite simple.

Bearing witness

Editor's note: Kaitlyn Duchien of Seymour, a student at Taylor University in Upland, Ind., is studying this semester at Lithuanian Christian College. Last week, she traveled to Poland with several other students to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps for the 70th anniversary of their liberation. Here is her journal entry, recounting her visit.


The assault of cards, coupons, points, punches and Stampts

As I was paying for my yogurt at the TCBY store, the cashier asked if didn't want their customer loyalty card. "Buy 10, get the 11th free," she said.

Only a fool wouldn't want something for nothing. Right? So I took the card and added it to my wallet — already thick with loyalty.

Would 3 years of high school work?

By Andrew Wilk

Brighter days ahead for Illinois

By Chapin Rose

Some relief for cold thoughts of January

By Ruth Wegman