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.

By KAITLYN DUCHIEN

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